August Favourites

Hello!

I can’t believe August is over! I don’t know if it’s just me, but I really think that older I get, faster the year goes by. It feels like I overslept the entire summer. But there have been things I loved using (and still will, I reckon), so I’ve just came up with this list.

OPI nail polish in colour Humidi – Tea

In the beginning of the month, I already spent one week at the sea side and was happily looking forward spending there two more weeks. You know, lying on the beach, reading loads of books and of course, relaxing – that leaded to not biting my nails. And if you are now thinking: “What has that to do with a nail polish?!”, I have to inform you, I bite my nails all the time. They just don’t want to grow! (andd I think this is a massive TMI – sorry guys!) Yet I didn’t settle for all those bright pinks, reds and other summer colours, I was much more into pretty nudes. And that’s what this nail polish is – a pretty brownishy pink nude with just a sprinkle of glitter. Perfect for the summer and, if I’m honest, for all year round, really. Loving it!

HAWAIIAN Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun

Yes, I’ve been lying on the beach all days and yes, I may have forgotten to put any sun protection on. So my skin was a bit reddish at one part, and this gel (which includes Aloe), helped me a lot. I just spread it all over my body and let it to do its job and I can say it’s a really good moisturiser. Plus it smells amazing!

Calvin Klein Delicious Truth lipstick in 216 Socialite

We’re still at the sea side. Because we tend to dress up at night – we go on a dinner, or just drinks, and you want to look prettier with all the make up, the tan and in a little summer dress. And since I don’t really like any strong-coloured lipsticks (I think my lips are just the weirdest shape – again, TMI!), this one has been the perfect in between those strictly-business nudes and classic reds. It’s a juicy, glossy (almost nude) pink with some glitter, but it isn’t too shiny.

Ted Baker Dover in-ear headphones

Those two weeks passed by in a blink of an eye and before I knew it, we were travelling back home. Listening to music during the ride back is a habit of mine – looking through a window, pretending to be in some kind of music video while listening the newest hits. And since I wasn’t travelling alone, which means I was surrounded with voices, those headphones really made the journey back slightly more pleasant. They managed to stay in even while I was asleep, and I also couldn’t hear a single thing, no matter how loud the people next to me were. And they look so glam, all white with dusty gold details.

One Direction – Spaces (2014, album Four)

I can’t say I’m a Directioner since I didn’t particularly like their music, but recently I watched This Is Us (which is their movie btw) and heard many songs that aren’t really that popular – well, are less popular than the ones you can hear on the radio all the time. I went to YouTube and realised they have pretty good music, not just those boybandish summer hits. Spaces is one of those discoveries, the lyrics are beautiful. I’ve also come across Once In a Lifetime, Infinity, Fool’s Gold and cover of one of my all-time favourite songs, from their X Factor days, Chasing Cars.

Here you go, my favourite things of August. I hope you are having great time, no matter where you are. Remember to enjoy those days before hard schoolwork starts piling again 🙂

If you have any suggestions, ideas or things you would like to share with me, please, write in the comments below. I would love to read what your monthly favourites are.

Love,

xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Fashion Staples?!

Hi!

I’ve been hugely into shopping recently, and realising I don’t have a lot of summer clothes (I’ve kinda grow out of my previous ones), I’ve been asking myself: ”What are those pieces of clothing that I constantly reach for in summer?”. And that’s what this blog post is about. And yes, it is another list (sorry about that, haha).

SANDALS

Starting on the bottom, sandals are a must have in summer, especially if you live in a warm (or hot!) place on Earth. I LOVE wearing Ipanema flip flops, but some cute sandals with straps aren’t that bad either.

SHORTS

Jeans or stylish patterned ones – as long as you feel comfortable! My favourites though are high wasted jeans from Tally Weijl I believe, but they have to be more than 3 years old. I guess I stick with the phrase “old is gold” 😉

SHIRT

The best ones are definitely without sleeves, and I tend to stick with one-coloured (this means black/white/gray) tees, although I am a bit obsessed with stripes right now. So my favourite choice is one of my many navy T-shirts (I have like 5 of those, so…). And I love wearing jeans jacket or just simple Nike jumper over it when it gets colder in the evenings.

DRESS

I just can’t skip this piece, it’s a must-have in my wardrobe. Whether it’s just for going on the beach, sitting at home and watching TV or those glam summer evenings, I need one. My favourite is actually from Top Shop, I’ve had it for 2 years (I think), and it’s kind of boho, which is not my usual style, but I just love it as it’s so easy to style.

I had to add this – I was shopping recently in Zara, which is a shop I absolutely love, but unfortunately I often can’t really find anything that I would wear every day. But they did have a sale, so I just popped in to see if there is anything worth buying, and I found this gorgeous black and white skater dress, with reduced price (I believe for 60%?)! And the funny part is, I’ve been looking for this dress everywhere since I looked at it in online store, but they were sold out in all nearby stores. Sorry, I just had to add this, I know it may be stupid, but it really made me happy.

SUNGLASSES

They are a fashion staple, but more importantly, they protect your eyes from dangerous UV and X rays which can (in long term) seriously damage your sight. Of course there is a difference between 3$ and 500$ ones, but I’ve recently read somewhere that the price doesn’t matter that much (at least in our country), because sunglasses that hurt your eyes mustn’t be sold. So, as long as you keep buying at trustworthy shops, you’re good. But I’m sticking with my Ray Bans. Not only they look great, but I also know that my eyes won’t hurt.

That are some of my fashion staples, if you want, I can post some pictures to show you the idea, but I think you’ll manage. What are your favourite summer clothes? Let me know in the comments below.

Have a great summer, wherever you are!

Lots of love,

xxx

 

 

What do I need for a perfect summer holidays?

Hello!

So, it’s summer again, yay! No more pullovers, long jeans  and fuzzy socks, finally. When it comes to picking my favourite part of a year, I would definitely say that summer holidays are somewhere on the top. But what do I need to make the most out of them? I’ve came up with a short list of my ”Summer Essentials”, I hope you’ll find it interesting and maybe even useful.

A BOOK

I am a true bookworm and  in a need of a book or two constantly by my side. This summer, I’m already loving All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, and I’m looking forward to reading Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, which is a well-rated and pretty new thriller. But I will soon be publishing a few blog posts, basically lists about books of different genres that I would recommend you to read it, that’s why I won’t go into details right here. So stay tuned!

iPOD and HEADPHONES

Music is a huge part of  my life. And of course I take it with me wherever I go, whether is this in a foreign county or just on my couch. Currently, my favourite song has to be Up and Up by Coldplay, I just think their music is awesome! But I have a feeling that we will listen to a lot of This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris and Rihanna – though due to a breakup, Taylor Swift will probably release a new hit soon, and of course, I can’t wait to hear it.

WRECK THIS JOURNAL (author: Keri Smith)

It’s technically a book, so I’m kind of cheating. But for those who aren’t familiar with a concept of it – it’s a book that you destroy with completing different artistic assignments, for example ”Pick up the journal without using your hands” or ”Draw fat lines and thin, pushing really hard with a pencil”. It’s dedicated to perfectionists all over the world, and I’m a huuge one, so I decided to give it a try.

So that’s all from my side for now, but if there are any of you who read this, I would love to hear what your ”Summer Essentials” are 🙂

Enjoy this summer!

Lots of love,

xxx