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April beauty files

May 08, 2019

Beauty favourites are back. Inspired by all the pink stuff I had in my makeup bag. 😂 This time I have a new night cream in the mix, which is super strange since I haven't changed my night cream in ages. My favourite night cream of all times is Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse and because I didn't find it in drugstores recently I decided to get Moisturizing sorbet from Caudalie. Technically, this is not a night cream, it's more like an all purpose moisturizer. I've been using it at nights only and so far I've really liked it. It's very light so maybe it won't suit you if you have dry skin. Second favourite is also a cream, new Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Boost night cream. Nuxe eye creams are also amazing and I've been using the old Creme Prodigieuse for years. If you want to find out more, you can read my latest eye creams post

Wearing a cardigan as a blouse

May 07, 2019

Back when I got this cardigan (in 2010. I think) it used to be "popular" to wear it with a tank top, jeans and sneakers. That was the outfit to wear and if you added a headband you were set with the look that was on point. Looking back I still would wear that, but it somehow seems too simple and plain. Even with the headband. I guess outfits these days are just more elaborate. Of course, you could still wear the outfit in question today and you wouldn't look weird. Mainstream style changes relatively slowly and after 10 years or so it's still not that weird to wear it. Put on a 50s dress and there's a massive difference, but people are wearing retro styles these days as well so anything goes.

Eye creams

April 28, 2019

When your younger sister asks you how come you have less eye wrinkles than her you know you are winning at  life. I'm kidding of course (not about her asking, that part was real), but I'm the kind of person that will take any compliment and to me this is a compliment. 😂 The matter of skincare is actually very simple. If there's one issue you want to improve or resolve, you can, if you use the right product and are persistent with it. Technology and innovation in skincare is going so far these days and new amazing products are emerging all the time. Of course, some matters can't be prevented forever, still I'm 100% sure skin looks glowier and healthier with the right kind of care. This is just common beauty sense. I'm not really the kindest to my eyes and around the eye area (to be quite honest), I don't get the right amount of sleep all the time, I stare at all the screens probably too much (I mean the new episode of Game of Thrones is out today, who needs sleep), don't drink as much water as I probably should... You know, all the good stuff. 😂 Speaking about Game of Thrones, why, why, why did the dead have to get that one dragon. And why do dead need land, aren't they, well dead? What would they do with the Kingdoms if they are already dead. I didn't read the books by the way, maybe the answer is there. 

Kimonos in the spring

April 17, 2019

As far as I recall, there are two types of spring weather. First is when we go straight into super warm spring and this other kind when we go through a period of rain before it gets warmer. We just need to survive these couple of last cold days and it will be real spring. 😍 Not only is spring my favourite season, it's also season for the best outfits, at least weather wise. I'm not gonna lie, sometimes during the winter I think about all the things I will wear when it gets warmer. Also, I thought I love the first type of spring weather I mentioned more, but now I'm not so sure, this other one with rain has its good sides, like trench coat outfits. Last year April was pretty much warm and I remember I wore some quite summery outfits even in March. This year we'll have to be a bit more patient, but warmer days are coming soon, I promise. 😂 For the longest time I used to think kimonos are the prettiest thing you can wear in the spring. I wore them even when it was too hot for that (aka in the first type of summer weather) and I didn't even care. Some of them weren't in fact real kimonos, which is the case with the one I'm wearing here as well.

Toning down with denim

April 11, 2019

Not everyone wants to be super elegant all the time, although I personally think it's better to be overdressed than underdressed. 😂 So what happens when you have a closet full of more formal items and you do want to wear them, without looking overdressed. One of the ways to tone things down is with denim. I don't remember how many times I've thrown a denim jacket on top of a more formal dress to create a casual look. This always works and is a great way to dress if you are going to an even that doesn't officially have a dress code, so if everyone is dressed casually you can keep the jacket on and if not, you can always take it off and reveal your elegant dress. I mean, a denim jacket is one of those items that you definitely need, it will work in so many outfits and occasions.

Brown smokey eyes

April 08, 2019

What's your favourite makeup look to wear? Do you prefer simpler looks or more elaborate ones like smokey eyes or dark eye shadows in general? I guess I like the ancient rule of either making your eyes or lips pop, but even when I wear a bolder lip colour I like to wear liquid eyeliner. Probably it's all a thing of a habit, once you get into a certain makeup routine and look it's hard to switch back. A thing I used to do couple of years ago, is to apply black eyeliner on my waterline. I did it almost everyday and it was kind of my signature look. I felt like my makeup is totally out of sorts when I didn't use a pencil liner on the waterline. I stopped doing it for the couple of reasons, one of them was that I thought it got on my contacts (it probably did) and it also made my eyes look smaller. Although I do have big eyes and they can handle a bit of darker eye liners or shadows.

Why I love vintage bags

April 05, 2019

First time I got a vintage bag was five years ago (time flew by so fast, I don't even want to think about it 😅) and it was because I loved vintage clothes and already had some pieces and a bag sounded like a good idea. I still love it, it's in a great condition and the leather looks amazing. It's not this bag in the photos, in case you were wondering. When you are searching for vintage bags that's what you need to look for, amazing condition and great leather. That way the bag will last you a long time and you'll get a lot of use out of it. If you are thinking about getting a vintage bag yourself and are still not sure, here are some of my reasons why I love buying and wearing them.

Antidote to fast fashion

Fast fashion is becoming a serious issue, among other things it's dangering the Planet and its ecosystem. I'm not gonna pretend I don't buy fast fashion items, we all do sometimes, but a lot of my items are also vintage, thrifted or inherited (thank you Mom for always having a great sense of style 😂). Even the items I get are not really fast fashion to me, yesterday I wore a Zara blouse I've had for eleven years. That's basically my philosophy, to get a lot of use out of your stuff and to reuse vintage items as often as you can. 

They don't make them like that anymore

How many times have you heard this about all sorts of things, same goes for bags and clothing. In my experience vintage bags are most of the time made with great leather, but you do have to search a bit to find the one that is in perfect condition. Nowadays it's super easy to shop for all sorts of vintage items, in one of my previous posts I mentioned some of the places where you can find them. In my opinion it is so much better to get a good quality vintage bag that will last you for ages, instead of getting a trendy bag in the cheaper material that will start falling apart after a year.

No one will have the same bag

OK, with the market for vintage items getting bigger there is a chance someone will have the same bag, still it's extremely rare. Most of the time you'll find truly unique models, like the bag I'm wearing here, which is a Coach model from the 90s. If you are a kind of person that doesn't like walking into a room where five other girls are carrying a same bag, this one is for you.

You'll give it a new life

Isn't it fun to think about your bag having a life before you. Maybe it's even older than you, which also sounds like a Twilight zone episode plot a little bit. You know that feeling when your friend wants to get rid of something and you can't believe they don't want to use or wear it anymore. I don't like the phrase ''one woman's trash is another woman's tresure'', yet that's exactly what that feeling is. We all know this, so why don't put that fact to good use and repurpose all those ''unwanted'' bags and give them a new life.

Vintage Coach bag
Vintage Levi's jeans
Calliope sweater
Accessorize headscarf
Asos hoop earrings
Ray Ban sunglasses
Vintage and Tiffany necklaces
Vintage and Ti Sento rings