The awful weather outside may prevent me from getting my spring wardrobe out, still I could no longer wait to exchange my bold lipsticks with rosy blushes and my dark nail polishes with light and pastel ones. Therefor this weekend I searched my makeup and nail polish and took out everything that was inspiring me for this upcoming season.
- Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation with its light coverage and glowy finish it is a great spring time foundation.
- Benefit Girl Meets Pearl face primer another product that promises that glowing , healthy skin effect.I haven`t tryed it yet but I am excited to start using it this spring
- Benefit Benetint is a cheek and lip stain that will give you the most natural and rosy complexion
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze is one of my favorites all year-long because of how easy and quick it is .Tis spring thought one of the most important beauty trends is the glowing bronze goddess look and this little thing is perfect for that.
- Benefit Rockateur Blush is a beautiful rosy pink blush that is again very “glowy ” I would even call it glittery but as long as you use a light hand it will look amazing.
In the spring time I gravitate towards light nude colors ( which I love in the summer as well) and as far as color is concerned I lose soft pastels (while in the summer I tend to go brighter with my colors). Here are a few shades I am looking forward to using this spring season.
- Rimmel London (60 Seconds range) in the shade 835 BRIGHT BACK AT YOU a beautiful minty green
- Maybelline Colorama in the shade 6 ( I think)
- Ciate Pepperminty
- Ciate Hoopla
- Ciate Members only
- Ciate Amazing Gracie
Let me know what products you are looking forward to use this spring. You might have noticed a lack of lip products that is because I really don`t have any spring appropriate shades , so I would love to hear some of your favorite lip products and shades since tomorrow I will hopefully go shopping to fix that problem.
Spring is a time for fresh starts , for reinvention and for most women a time when we start thinking about our new wardrobe and how we are going to fit in our skimpy summer dresses or how our legs will look in our favorite pair of shorts. I am no exception to this trend and this spring I felt like doing something about it , so I ended up getting a gym membership for the first tie in my life. I must admit it is a bit intimidating at first when you are surrounded by skinny girls and buff guys and little old me can barely run a 2 min sprint, but the truth , as I have learned ,is that everyone is to focused on what they are doing to judge .So if you have a similar fear that is stopping you from joining a gym my advice is to go for it and you will not regret it.
Now my routine is that I go to the gym about 3-5 times a week in the morning (late morning) in my gym clothes and I come home to shower and get ready for my day so I don`t take with me a change of clothes or makeup.
My gym bag was a gift to myself when I joined the gym , as extra motivation to actually use it and go to the gym. I love it especially because it can also be used as a weekend bag or an overnight bag.
A must is my water bottle , it really is crucial and mine is also very cute .
I do carry a small toiletry bag with lip balm, deodorant and Bioderma for cleansing my face after my workout.
Next I have an extra shirt if I feel particularly discussing that day , a towel and my gym card.
As hard it might be I don`t wear any makeup when going to the gym , on top of that I usually just woke up so the sight is not pretty at all , that is why my biggest pair of sunglasses are my best friend.
Another motivational present to myself is this little baby , it really makes the whole experience so much more bearable . I just crank up my Beyoncé and zone out .
What are some of your gym bag essentials and what songs motivate you in the gym , I would love to know.
Admittedly this post turned out to be harder than I thought, even more for an outfit appropriate for this time of the year but in the end I did manage to scrounge up a pretty great outfit if I can say so myself. If you would like , I would really appreciate knowing how useful these type of posts would be for you , and if I should do more of them, so let me know in the comments.
- Studded Glitter Flats $11.95
- Long Sleeves Coat $19.99
- Superstretch Treggings 10$
- Orla Cutaway Front Crop Top $8.00
The two awards have pretty much the same rules so I decided to combine them, hopefully I can come up with 14 semi interesting facts about me,wish me luck.
So the other day I went to the drugstore to get a new foundation and got out with a few more things than I was planning but heck good thing I have a blog to justify buying all these things. Come on, raise your hand if you ever got anything and justified it as “research ” for your blog and be honest! So here are my new research subjects.
Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation ( 100 Ivory) This cold season my skin really transformed from quite oily to really dry and my beloved Makeup For Ever HD Foundation has become to drying for my skin and it just didn`t look good anymore . This foundation is nowhere near as high coverage as the HD foundation ,luckily my skin has been really good lately, but I love the natural and glowy finish it has and I think it is the perfect spring foundation.(14.50$)
Sephora Professional Mineral Powder Brush (# 45) The only non drugstore item in this haul but still a really good price for a face brush . It really is the perfect pair for my new Rimmel foundation , giving it a flawless look and making it look just like skin. The quality is amazing as well, the brush is very soft and after a few washes there hasn`t been any sign of shedding . It is my new obsession, I adore it. (24$)
Garnier Micelar Cleansing Water I am going to start by saying that I am a huge fan of micelar water , and I have tried quite a few of them in my attempt to find one just as good as my Bioderma Micelar water for sensitive skin.This is the cheapest one I have discovered so far and it is also the largest so from an economic point of view I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will like it. I have not tried it yet as I am still working on my L`oreal one but if anyone is interested I would love to do a review.(9$)
Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Makeup Remover I prefer using this type of eye makeup remover that has the separated oil because it works so much better on my waterproof mascaras, but I am not to picky when it comes to choosing one so I picked this one up just because I needed a new one , still who knows I might end up really liking it . (6.20$)
Freeman Chocolate and Strawberry Clay Mask I have recently started using masks and stuck with using the Apivita sashes ones that aren`t that cheep if you really add it up . This is the first tube of mask I have ever got , it is really affordable and I have heard some great things about it so I am looking forward to trying it. This particular one claims to moisturizer and tone.(5.50$)
Neutrogena Deep Moisture Body Lotion for Sensitive Skin Honestly the only reason I got this was because it said ” 60% extra free” on it . Truthfully I love the Body Shop Body Butters but I am just not up for paying that much for a body product. This one really surprised me I think it is a really great no-nonsense body moisturizer that does its job . It might not smell like strawberry or cupcakes but that might be a good thing since you don`t have to worry about it competing with your perfume. (7$)
If you find any of this products interesting and want to hear more about it let me know and I would love to do a more in-depth review or answer any of your questions.
January was an unintentional no shopping month for me and I have to say money really ads up when you aren`t shopping every other day, WHO KNEW? So these are a the products that have been on my mind lately and I want to purchase in the next month. You will see how many of them I actually end up purchasing and what other things snuck their way into my shopping bags.
A tripod , I really want to start doing outfit posts but I don`t have anyone available to take the picture I should also add a remote for my camera as well ,for focusing and picture tacking. Hopefully you will be seeing some outfit posts soon.
January was not exactly what you would call fun ( isn`t it like that for everyone? let me know), it was annoyingly cold ,it snowed so much that no one dared to get out of the house , but guess what in spite of all that I had to face the bitter cold and mountains of snow because I had exams (aren`t I the luckiest girl alive? ). I should stop being so negative because guess what, its all over now and we should all be looking forward to warmer sunnier days WITH NO EXAMS ! Also here is a list of the things that brought a metaphorical ray of sunshine into my life this past month.
Hope you enjoy!
This is hopefully going to be a new series on my blog where my readers can interact and help me with future posts , what I mean by that is that hopefully some of you could leave me a comment with what piece or trend you might like or find useful for me to do next. So if there are any new trends you aren`t sure about , or might want someones elses styling opinion on leave it below or if there is a certain piece you want but you aren`t sure about how you would get as much wear out of it , you can leave me a link in the comments and I would love to do it.
In this first post I chose to start with this white graphic T (16.09$) which got a lot of buzz in my last post , hope you enjoy!
Dreaming of SPRING
MINI CITY BAG WITH ZIP DETAILS 79.90 $
Vans’Authentic’ Sneaker 44.95$
METALLIC NECKLACE 29.90$
MOTO PANSY BLUE JONI JEANS 65.00$
Sleeveless Jacket 29.30$
This might be a controversial one , and I can definitely see why some might be put off by this type of graphic T-shirts or see them as distasteful or an insult to the “Fashion World”, but I still ordered a bunch of them so go ahead and judge me . I am actually not big into graphic T`s , I just either don`t get their message , think its dumb or just don`t feel like having the photo of a model on my shirt, therefore my wardrobe has been lacking in T-shirt diversity, well no more. If like me you like these and are thinking of buying one my first advice would be to look for them on Etsy.com I have found that you have a great variety and they are at an amazing price, if not Sheinside.com and Romwe.com have a few options you might also like and they are still pretty cheap.
I personally think they are amazingly versatile, you can wear them to the gym or to a über fancy party it’s all about styling .
What do you think about them ? I would love to know your opinion , so leave a comment and let me know, you might even change my mind about them.
1.YSL T-Shirts $12.50
2.More Issues Than Vogue $16.09
3.Chloe t shirt $13.89
4.Prada CREW $16.99
5.Chanel t shirt $14.79
6.Celine Paris $16.99
1 Get Glowing with Chocolate
Cocoa hydrates your skin, making it firmer and more supple, and dark chocolate contains high levels of flavonols, a potent type of antioxidant. For maximum flavonol content, eat chocolate that’s at least 70 percent cacao. A couple of squares a day should be enough to improve luminosity. When applied topically, the caffeine in chocolate may temporarily reduce skin puffiness.
2Prevent Wrinkles with Yogurt
The protein you get from eating dairy helps skin become firmer, so it’s more resistant to lines, Greek yogurt is especially beneficial. The protein content is often double that of regular yogurt. Eat a single serving daily to make your complexion smoother.