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Saturday, 17 June 2017

LOVE IS EVERYTHING


Ever since I found out about the massive tragedy that happened in London at the Glenfell Tower, I haven't really felt myself. It's such an awful thing and I feel for the whole community, even more so because I live close by. It has happened in my neighbourhood and that makes it so real!

My thoughts and prayers are with the ones affected. always.

It was my grandmas 80th Birthday and it felt like such an amazing little break from reality (I'll dedicate a separate post in the following days). The day was filled with love and fun, I feel blessed to have such a lovely family!



The walk back from her house was   a m a z i n g !!
Not only my mood was lifted and I had just spend a great day with the ones closest to my heart, on top of that the weather was spoiling us with the most beautiful evening - gentle warmth, sun that's setting behind the blooming trees, great company and love!

My mummy took some quick snaps of me by this gorgeous blooming tree, it's all so candid and real - one of my most favourite images taken of me.



All in all, the negativity in the world, having a break from work and being at home with my loved ones has made me appreciate all that I have. We cannot get too attached to our surroundings and people (something I still need to learn myself) but it is SO important to take a step back and take a notice of all that's given to you - don't take it for granted and enjoy every little moment.





Outfit details:
Top - Zara
Jeans - Boohoo
Bag - Missguided
Shoes - Zara



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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

HOME.



It's my second day home. HOME. That's such a broad term nowadays, for me especially, as I've been thinking around the subject of what is it that makes us feel at home? Such a deep subject, right.

I moved far away from home when I was 18, which at the time was all that I knew - the city and people that had showed me all that I had seen. My first ever experiences as a human being. For 18 years I had only been familiar with that one specific place, that one language, school, circle of friends and scenery. 

It's crazy to think that today I have so much more on my mind, and home that I knew back then isn't the same as it now. I say that whilst I'm laying down on the same sofa I laid on 10 years ago and somehow it feels different. Not in a bad way, not at all! I just know I've collected more experience and seen much more than I ever expected!

Today, when I think of home, there are a few places on my mind. 
It's a place I feel safe. It's a place where I'm with my loved ones. It's a place where I get to be me and where I truly get to be happy. It is no longer tied to a certain place, it's a state of peace and true freedom.

Where is your safe place, your home..?














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Saturday, 27 May 2017

SUMMER NUDES



INTRO
I truly cannot believe that summer has begun, or at least that's what it feels like here in London. The weather broadcast tells me to put those thick winter coats and jumpers far far away, and so I have.


MY PROMISE
I have made a promise to myself that this summer I will embrace my feminine side and show more skin. I have never been comfortable doing so. In my mind I have never found myself feminine enough, or fit enough, beautiful enough, mature enough.. but I have finally come to the stage in life where I actually cross out all the negativity and say YES to femininity. 


THE LOOK
I still feel the most comfortable wearing trousers, but who said pants can't have the right details to make you feel ladylike? 

I found this pair on Boohoo and I thought why not! It's got a satin feel and has this cool slit that goes all along the leg. The moment the wind blows down your leg, it gives you this badass feeling as the slit opens and exposes quite a bit of your leg! 

On the top I wore this cute Missguided bardot blouse that went so well with the colour of the lining of the trousers. Match made in heaven! It's such a cute colour, the ruffle detailing is just so gorgeous and all in all gives you all the best vibes an outfit needs. I can't tell you enough how much I love it.


OUTRO
So guys, I will try my best to keep the promise of embracing my femininity all through the summer and beyond. I hope you join me on this journey of bettering myself and I will see you soon!

Meanwhile, don't forget to drop a comment and follow me on my social media xx






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Saturday, 6 May 2017

GET THAT YELLOW GOING


INTRO
"I hate yellow" - that is what I usually say when asked how I feel about that sunny colour. 
I don't exactly know why, I guess I just don't think it really suits me at all. That's the reason I was not entirely happy about this new seasons hot trend - yellow. Not that any of us need to blindly follow any specific trends, but it would quietly annoy me to see a cute top I would normally love to get in that not-so-favourite colour of mine. 
ugh, right?

Wrong.

HAVE YOUR OWN TWIST
I came to realise it's not all the yellows I dislike. I actually love super bright yellows and mustard tones..still, not so much ON me as perhaps having it as an accessory! 

There are brilliant ways to bring a little sunshine in your wardrobe without running after that super-famous Yellow dress we see in magazines. It doesn't need to be dominating your look, it can simply be a small detail that not only adds a bit of that little something to the outfit, but also pulls the look together!



MY LOOK
I came about this little handbag a few weeks ago on a walk around Notting Hill. It was one of those tiny eclectic shops for tourists and they were having a sale (that clearly worked on me). I noticed these Chloe look-a-likes in all kinds of colours starting from nudes all the way to navy blue, but for some reason I fell in love with the yellow one! 

Its compact shape, golden details and minimalism screamed "TAKE ME" from across the room! I must admit, I'm a sucker for bags (and shoes). It really is that perfect little addition to the look, no matter how dull your outfit might be, the yellow kick of colour will definitely freshen up the palette. 

Clearly, I couldn't link the exact bag for you guys, but I did try to find a couple of similar ones here, here and here. I hope you find it useful, and I will see you next time! xx



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Sunday, 30 April 2017

SLEEPY SUNDAY ROUTINE


INTRO
Sundays have always been my favourite days. Ever since I was little, that was the one day I got to spend with my loved ones, truly getting that relaxation my body's been craving.

Now I'm older, and as I am working for myself, I don't jump up in the air when Friday comes - I work whenever I need to and it often falls into the weekends as well. Only a few months back I made that decision not to work on Sundays and fully relax, recharge and enjoy being at home at least once a week. We all deserve that, right?

MY SUNDAY
My Sundays start late. I'm not talking about 1pm but the first half of the day is often spent in bed watching tv or browsing the internet - whatever I feel like doing. I really enjoy that feeling of not having to rush out the bed. Every once in a while it's healthy to be a little lazy!

Then, I crawl in the the kitchen and have lunch. Yep, I skip the normal breakfast plans and no longer make porridge or boil an egg. I jump over that straight to the point. Where's the leftover pizza at?

I also love a great Sunday coffee.
Coffe for me is a weekend luxury. I find it often upsets my tummy so I avoid it during the week when its important to actually leave the house and be productive. On the weekends I'm not so fussed about it so I let myself have a cup..or two. And let me tell you, I do enjoy it so much more!

Another thing I've promised myself is to have one day a week when I don't wear ANY make up. I have been doing this for a while and it's absolutely great. I can hear my skin saying thank you after letting it be free for a whole 24 hours. I highly suggest it to anyone.

What I would like to do more on Sundays is go to my local church.
I'm a catholic and I remember going to the church every week with my mum and my best friend. We had an awesome priest that had a great thing going on back in the day, it made us all feel like we're a part of a true community. It was such a blessing..but he left and ever since then I haven't really been able to find that feeling again. Sounds quite sentimental, I know.
I have, however, found a lovely church just a few minute walk away from my house + they have an evening service .. I promise I will try harder and get myself out the house!

LETS TALK PJs
I can't stress enough how important it is to me to feel comfortable in and around bed, especially on my lazy Sundays. I'm wearing my personalised PJs from Dreamscoutured which I absolutely love! No joke, it fits me like a glove, has the pattern I picked myself and even has my name on it! If you fancy getting one, feel free to go on their website and browse away!





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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

LETS TALK STRIPES






INTRO
Geometric features, lines and stripes, block colours and minimalistic vibes have always been a true statement in my wardrobe. For some of you it might sounds a little bit boring but for me that's the best it can get!
I'm especially happy that stripes and blouses have become a huge trend of Spring/Summer 17'. I wear it anyways and my closet consists of exactly that, so I'm pretty chuffed about that!

BODY TYPES & THE PERFECT STRIPES
Talking about stripes, us girls already know the importance of choosing the right kind of stripes, and some of us would simply not care! But let me tell you something - at times it is important to pick out the best and most suitable look for your body type. 

I got this cute top from Boohoo and just fell in love with it. Not only because of it's cute and trendy colour, super cute frills and off the shoulder detailing, which is the perfect combination for the summer. On top of that, I knew the direction and size of the stripes would be extra flattering for me as I am a curvy girl. Vertical stripes will always accentuate the 'better' parts and make you seem taller vs horizontal stripes might make you seem a little bigger. That's something to look out for, my lovely girls! 

THE LOOK
As mentioned above, I got this top from Boohoo+ and it's  a-m-a-z-i-n-g!! When shooting this look, I was freezing (just a little) but I truly can't wait for that sunshine so I can rock it any day and any where. 
Unfortunately the exact top I'm wearing is no longer available (sad face) but you can find similar ones here, here and here. Happy shopping and see you next time! 





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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Dream Concealer by Bourjois



As a fair skin girl, it has always been difficult to find the right concealer. I have literally tried 50 different ones, and yes - I'm pretty particular with what I want! 

I do remember talking to my bestie (who is pretty hardcore into make up) and she informed me of having either warm or cold tone skin, but do you truly think I remember which one she said was my tone? HA, yeah right! So I keep buying concealers, finding that they're not right for me and putting them away. And yes, I do a little swatch at the shop and test it out 😂 ..still nothing. I find them either too thick, too yellow, too red, too lightweight, too this and too that..and nothing.

UNTILL I accidentally came across the Bourjois one !

I can't tell you if it's a new product or if it's been around, but I do love it A LOT. Not only it comes in the cutest packaging that looks super fancy and I want to take it with me anywhere I go, but it is also the perfect colour for my skin. finally!!



As it says in the description, it is amazing at hiding any puffiness or dark circles, at the same time hydrating your skin. It’s possibly one of the most moisturising concealers I have ever come across, like ever.  
On top of that, Bourjois have added a splash of Mont Blanc glacier water which is full of natural minerals to boost your skin’s natural glow; as well as hyaluronic acid - anti-aging nutrient.

Awesome, right?

I seriously wish I could go and buy a 100 of these cute little bottles of my favourite concealer, but for now I’m just hoping they won’t decide to suddenly discontinue this superb product!

If you’re looking for your perfect concealer, why not take my advice and try out the Bourjois Radiance Reveal “The Magic Touch For Your Complexion”?

xox













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