New Year’s Eve nails: O.P.I. Liquid Sand in the shade Stay The Night.
Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! I prepared something special for you today, just in time for Christmas!
I just finished furnishing the living room and everything fit into place. So, for the last month I was searching for the perfect decorations for Christmas. I’ve always had a weakness for all the festive stuff and the excitement was even bigger now, getting to decorate my own home. This is how it turned out:
I wish you all have a peaceful, heart warming and lovely time with your loved ones! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
P.S.: Ghost is having a wonderful time already:
Hi everybody! Today I’m going home to my parents for a few days, to spend the Christmas with them. Each year I was home for Christmas so it became a tradition and one of the few moments I get to spend some time with them.
Before leaving, I took some time to prepare another blog post (Surprise, surprise ^_^ Stay tuned!) and of course, I got ready, packed some stuff, along with the gifts, checked the car and drove away.
For my makeup I used:
- Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
- Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer
- Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer
- Rimmel London Lasting Finish Blush in Pink Rose
- Rimmel London Brow This Way in 02
- Naked Eyeshadow Palette
- L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim in Black
- Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
- L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Feline Noir
- Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Dark Chocolate & Mint Lip Balm with SPF15
And this is what I packed with me:
The result is here:
I’m ready for the holidays! I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And many many wonderful moments with your loved ones!
Today I chose to write about a product that I purchased about half a year ago and I can say that the past 6 months were enough to give a detailed review of it. This is the latest version of the Braun hair removal systems and was released on the market this year. There are different versions of the packaging, depending on the number and the type of accessories it comes with. I have the version 9-961e for legs & body, that contains the hair removal device and 6 accessories.
Before this one, I had a Braun Silk-epil Soft Perfection that I used for 9 years and a Philips Satinelle that I used for 4 years. Both of them were too painful to use over the knees of on the arms and they were rather breaking instead of plucking the thin hairs. With this one it’s different!
It takes about 1 hour to completely charge it completely and the battery lasts for about 45 minutes, which is enough time to remove the hairs from my legs, arms and underarms. It has a larger head than the previous versions with 40 tweezers, so in a single pass can remove about 90% of the hair. So, if you are not a perfectionist, this will be more that enough to give satisfying results. It’s more difficult to use it in the bikini area because of the large head. The pain overall is minimal and it hurts even less that waxing.
I used wet & dry and I found it gives the same great results under water as well. This is an advantage for those who prefer a bath instead of a shower.
A big plus is the light that focuses exactly on the area where you want to remove the hairs and you can see even the tiniest & thinnest ones.
The heads that come as accessories are really useful. I usually use the massage accessory to minimize the pain. The other accessory for hair removal is perfect for underarms. The shaving head and the trimmer are great options as well and work wonders.
Between the two exfoliating heads I couldn’t see a big difference. They are really nice and easy to use and exfoliate the skin. Are recommended to be used twice a week for best result and 1-2 days before the hair removal procedure. They help with ingrown hairs and keep skin at its best.
This product it’s on the pricier side, having a retail price around 180 euros. But almost all the time you can find it having a great discount and you can buy it for about 100 euros. I bought mine for 550 lei (120 euro). I found that the quality of this product is great and compared to the older versions and other brands, it gives the best results. So the price is very good for a state-of-the-art product.
Overall, the “SkinSpa” naming it’s well worth it. It’s so easy to use and gives the best and quickest results. Having multiple versions, each containing different accessories, you can pick the one it’s perfect for you and fits your needs. I definitely recommend Braun Silk-epil 9!
Getting ready for Christmas!
√ Christmas decorated home
√ Listening to Christmas songs and carols
√ Christmassy manicure
Nails done with:
- Avon sparkly red nail polish in Ruby Slippers
- OPI Euro Centrale Collection 2013 in Oy-Another Polish Joke and a Christmas tree sticker for the accent nail
Good morning! I’m starting this day with a lot of enthusiasm and a new blog post. I got a new haircut and I’m very happy with the result. I will also tell you all about my hair care routine, how I keep my hair healthy and hydrated and what products I use. So let’s get into the details.
It’s been waaay to long since my last haircut. I wanted to grow my hair and I always feel that it grows too slow. Usually, I have to cut the same length of hair that grew since my last haircut. This time I thought that I could leave more between haircuts, so it will grow out more, but it didn’t. It just got more damaged at the ends. So take advice from me and cut your hair periodically, because growing damaged hair won’t help at all.
I went to my favorite salon in Timisoara, Breathless. I love Laura Rad and I always get an appointment with her because she always knows the best for my hair. What I like most when Laura cuts my hair, besides the fact that she is a very nice and open person, is that the cuts are very versatile. My hair will look amazing straight, curled or left in its natural wavy form, without much effort.
My hair before:
My hair after:
Afterwards I left the salon with some goodies from Nashi, because that’s what she used on my hair and I just loved their smell and the fact that they have natural ingredients. I can’t wait to try them at home and come back with a review.
Now, let’s talk about my hair care routine. I have a lot of hair. It’s long, very dense and naturally wavy/curly. The only disturbing problem with it is that my scalp is very sensitive and I often get dandruff or an itchy scalp if the products I use on my hair are not appropriate.
My hair care routine is pretty minimal, but I feel it is effective for me and my hair. I usually wash my hair two times a week, sometimes three times if I work out more often. I start by combing my hair before getting in the shower. I apply shampoo two times and rinse well in between and after. When I have a more sensitive scalp period, I use La Roche Posay Kerium DS Anti-dandruff Intensive Micro-Exfoliating Treatment-Shampoo for persistent dandruff and intense itchiness. I found this stuff really works for me. It’s a treatment, so you should use it twice a week for 6 weeks (its only a 125 ml bottle, so it’s the right amount for this period). When I finish this I switch to a frequent use shampoo. I tried many shampoos and my current go to is Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Shampoo Cool Menthol. I really like the way it cleans my hair, it smells really nice and leaves my hair smooth.
Afterwards, I use a good hair mask. I try to remove the excess water from my hair with a towel and then I apply the mask on the ends and I clip my hair up into a bun. I love the Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Hair Mask. You can really see the difference when you’re using it. I leave it for 2-3 minutes on the hair, then I let the hair down and start combing it with a wide tooth comb, to uniformly apply the mask all over the ends and detangle the hair. You need to be very careful with combing wet hair, because it is fragile and can break easily.
There are moments when I’m in a hurry and then I will switch the mask with a nourishing conditioner. My favorite one is Garnier Ultra Doux Rich Nourishing Conditioner with Avocado Oil and Shea Butter. This makes my hair soft and detangles it very well and it only takes a minute to work.
I always end the rinsing process with colder water, to lock in the moisture. Then I put my hair in a normal or a microfiber towel. I leave it like this for as long as it takes to get ready with other stuff like makeup, cutting my nails etc. Then I take it off and apply a heat protection spray and a leave-in treatment/serum. I currently use Tigi Catwalk Straight Collection Haute Iron Spray Heat Protection Spray, CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex and Biosilk Silk Therapy. I used to love the old version of the Tigi heat protection and its smell, but the new one not so much. Also, between CHI Silk Infusion and Biosilk Silk Therapy, which are made by the same producer, Farouk, I would definitely choose Biosilk. I find it more lightweight on the hair, gives better results, leaves hair very smooth and shiny and smells really good.
I usually leave my hair to air dry if I have the time, otherwise I dry my hair, insisting on the roots, for about 5 minutes but no more. I try to use the hair dryer as little as possible because it breaks my natural curls into a big fluffy mess and I also get very bored by the process. For styling, I always use a flat iron, for both straightening or curling my hair. I got to love Remington for their hair dryers, flat irons and curling wands. I have a Sapphire Pro Dryer, a Pearl Flat Iron and a Pearl Wand from them. All are amazing quality and give great results.
This is all about my hair care. I will definitely try to get a haircut at least once every 3-4 months from now on and I can’t wait to thy the Nashi products. Do you have any favorite products? How do you take care of your hair?
Facand putina ordine in sertarul cu make-up, am gasit cateva produse pe care le-am cam neglijat in ultimul timp. Mi-ar parea rau sa ramana nefolosite, asa ca am decis sa le vand.
Paleta Urban Decay Smoked – 10 nuante de farduri, foarte pigmentate – 50 lei Paleta Sleek i-Divine Au Naturel – 29 lei
Benefit Benetint Rose-tinted Lip & Cheek Stain 12.5 ml – 47 lei
Livrarea se face personal in Timisoara.
Recent m-am mutat într-un nou apartament și am decis să fac o selecție generală printre hainele și accesoriile mele, pentru a vedea ce mi se mai ptrivește și ce nu. Pe câteva dintre ele am decis să le pun la vânzare, fiind înca într-o stare foarte bună. Așadar, vă invit să aruncați o privire mai jos.
Rochii elastice din bumbac (neagră și albastră cu flori) din Terranova – purtate o dată fiecare – mărimea XS – 20 lei fiecare; 30 lei amândouă
Rochie neagră cu spatele din material transparent cu buline negre din Bershka – purtată o dată – mărimea XS – 40 lei
Rochie neagră din dantelă din Zara – purtată o dată – mărimea S – 60 lei
Sacou corai din New Yorker – FB Sister – mărimea XS – 45 lei
Bluziță roz prăfuit foarte subțire cu nasturi aurii la spate din Stradivarius – mărimea S – 20 lei
Bluza albastru regal din Mango – mărimea S (aș zice că e mai degrabă mărimea M) – 40 lei
Camașă albastru deschis din bumbac subțire din Terranova – mărimea XS – 15 lei
Cardigan roșu – mărimea S – 20 lei
Cardigan albastru scurt – mărimea S – 15 lei
Cardigan mov scurt – mărimea S – 15 lei
Pulover în dungi albe, albastru deschis și albastru petrol – mărimea S – 20 lei
Pulover decoltat mov – mărimea S – 20 lei
Camașă din denim din Fox Company – mărimea S – 30 lei
Fuste lejere de vară cu motive florale pe maro si bleumarin – mărimea S – 20 lei fiecare; 35 lei amândouă
Fustă rotundă cu model crem din H&M – mărimea XS – 35 lei
Fustă mini dreaptă negru cu alb din Mango – mărimea XS – 30 lei
Fustă mini din denim din Kenvelo – mărimea XS – 25 lei Fustă mini din denim kaki din Terranova – mărimea XXS – 15 lei Fustă mini neagră cu fundiță din Terranova – mărimea XXS – 10 lei
Fustă elastică subțire neagră din H&M – mărimea XS – 10 lei
Fustă elastică până la genunchi bleumarin din Bershka – mărimea S – 10 lei
Fustă elastică crem – mărimea S – 10 lei
Geantă bowling mare bleumarin din Stradivarius – are: 1 buzunar exterior frontal; 2 buzunare interioare, dintre care unul cu fermoar; baretă de umăr detașabilă – 40 lei Geantă mica de umăr neagră din Deichmann – are: 1 buzunar exterior frontal; 3 buzunare interioare, dintre care unul cu fermoar – 20 lei
Geantă de umăr mică maro-portocaliu – are: 2 buzunare interioare, dintre care unul cu fermoar; baretă de umăr detașabilă – 30 lei
Poșetă mică elegantă albă cu fundiță – are baretă de umăr detașabilă – 10 lei
Plic din saten bleumarin – are lanț de umăr detașabil – 30 lei
Curea elastică bleumarin cu fundiță – mărimea S – 10 lei
Curele – mărimea S – 5 lei fiecare; 10 lei pentru 3 curele
Pantofi nude cu platformă si toc înalt de la Kitten din Office Shoes – interiorul este din piele naturală – mărimea 37 – 50 lei
Botine negre din material asemănător cu pielea întoarsa din Bershka – mărimea 37 – 60 lei
Dacă aveți întrebări legate de produse, mărimi sau doriți mai multe informații, vă rog să-mi lăsați un mesaj.
Dacă sunteți interesate de poze în care port aceste lucruri, vă rog să îmi lăsați un mesaj și vă voi trimite mai multe poze, pentru a avea o perspectivă mai bună.
Livrarea se face prin predare personală în Timișoara.