Beauty products to buy in Greece

July 18, 2018

Buying beauty products while traveling is only the best part of it all. 😂 Just kidding, but it's fun to try some brands and products you can't usually find. As it is season of summer holidays after all this post is going to be about Greek beauty brands, still wherever you travel you can find some gems among the ''native'' brands and products. I feel like French and Italian brands do sell their stuff all over the world, especially nowadays so you'll know most of them when you travel there. Not the reason not to stock up on Nuxe and Bioderma, though. 😆  Greek market is a bit different, with couple of the companies focusing on products made with mostly natural ingredients and they are not that available world wide so it makes shopping for them kind of special. 


Korres and Apivita are my favourites among them. I wrote about Korres couple of times before, here's one of those posts, and currently I'm loving their fragrances the most. I did use their skincare in the past and loved it, but right now I'm not using any of those products. The thing about Korres fragrances is that they last super long, even the Eau de Cologne, somehow those as well are long lasting. The two I like the most are still Pure Cotton and Apple Blossom and I added a Eau de Toilette to the collection. The one I have is Belflower/Tangerine/Pink Peper. It smells like Burberry The Beat, with a slight touch of vanilla underneath (the vanilla bit is very subtle). And I just got this White Blossom shower gel from my best friend who came back from Greece (literally just got it, she gave it to me today), can't wait to try it, it smells so nice.




Next we have Apivita. The history of the brand is similar to Korres, both companies were founded by pharmacist and focus on natural ingredients. You can read more about Apivita's history on their website, it's quite interesting. One of their first products was a black soap with propolis and thyme (bee products are one of their main ingredients from the beginning) and while I didn't know this I still opted to try some soaps from them first. I can honestly say these are some of the best soaps I've ever tried and I did try my fair share of soaps during the years. Chamomile and Jasmin are the scents I like the most, maybe I prefer Chamomile just a bit.  


They have face masks in these small packaging that are perfect for traveling and I tried Deep Cleansing and Radiance masks, first one is with green clay and second one with orange (the girl who worked at the drugstore actually recommended the second one and said it's her favourite). Both of these were excellent, although if I have to pick one it would be clay, I do have oily skin after all and can't live without clay masks. You can find both of these brands at pharmacies, which is the best part because everywhere you'll go they have to have a pharmacy. 😂 Bigger cities have more options to choose from, of course, but Korres usually has a great selection, even at the islands. 



Neutrals

July 17, 2018


You might consider neutral items you have in your closet to be a certain base for more elaborate outfits, but it's sometimes fun to create looks only with neutrals. Black is the most obvious choice, all black outfits have been a fashion staple for more than a decade. For those who are not the biggest fans of all black there are so many other neutral options. I love this type of a beigey neutral colour scheme. Here I added a pair of snake print heels to break down the neutral theme, but you can always opt for a simpler, completely neutral look.

Vichy favourites

July 15, 2018

Loving so many products lately, most of them are skincare, some are hair products and honestly almost no makeup because I'm not using much of it right now. Lately I've been posting about some of them on Instagram and if you follow me there you've seen a lot of products by Vichy, so I decided to put all of them in one post. As you can see from these photos Minéral 89 is my most used product, I almost used this bottle up completely. It's a great skin booster, I like to say it's my favourite skin serum, although it's not  really a serum. You can read more about it in my Minéral 89 post. Second on the list is Aqualia Thermal Gel creme. I love Aqualia thermal line from Vichy, their serum is one of the first ones I ever used. It's the perfect night time moisturizer for me, formulated in gel consistency (like the name says) so it's not too rich for oily skin.



The newest addition on this list is the Slow Age Daily corrective care. At first I thought it would be too much for my oily skin, but it turns out my skin loved it. SPF 25 in this product makes it the perfect shield against harmful sun rays, it smells divine and leaves my skin looking healthy, glowy and refreshed. If you are like me and love your face super matte I would suggest not using it in the hottest of the days, but otherwise you should be fine. Last one here is a hair product, a part of Vichy Dercos Densi Solutions line. You can read more about the line itself here, and the product I like the most on its own is the Restoring and thickening balm. I apply it to the roots of my hair (as you are supposed to) and then use any type of a hair mask on the rest of my hair. It gives the hair a lot of volume and makes it less frizzy and super sleek. 



Summer 2018. trends

June 30, 2018

Summer style is always so much fun because you get to do holiday (and beach) fashion plus the street style aka ''sumer in the city'' fashion. Both are equally interesting and every year new trends emerge in these two categories. Today I'll mention some of the summer street style staples that are the most interesting and easiest to wear. There are so many options, but I decided to do one for the tops, one for the bottoms and one for handbags. I feel like these are the simplest so they will fit well with any style and you can also work around them and add accessories to make unique looks. I also found some similar items to those I'm wearing on Zaful.

Another one with a hair story

June 24, 2018

Finally getting back to beauty posts and honestly I'm so happy about it. I have so many ready, waiting to be published (if having photos and no text whatsoever counts as ready 😂). One of the subjects I could write a lot about is hair, for sure. You might say I'm passionated about it, but I think it's more about my love for telling all sorts of stories. Earlier when people would ask me how I can grow my hair long and thick I would just shrug my shoulders. Then I realized I maybe need an answer that will both be useful to others and very detailed to satisfy my nerdy nature. And I came up with the formula.

Bare shoulders

June 18, 2018

Cold shoulders trend got us getting off the shoulder blouses and dresses, I'm pretty sure we all have at least one of these in our closet by now. But what about its other variation, blouses that go around the neck but leave the shoulders bare? I have couple of those as well and I think I love them even more. Couple of reasons for that. They are with no doubt more wearable. With off the shoulder blouses you often have to check what is going on with your neckline. It has a tendency to slip or climb to your neck. This doesn't happen with all off the shoulder blouses and dresses, but even with the most comfortable ones you'll find your shoulders in a weird positions trying to balance everything out. Other thing is that you can safely lean your back into chairs, which you sometimes can't do when the upper part of your back is bare. Unless you get the blouse that goes around the neck and has bare back, here I'm talking about the kind that doesn't. 

Trend golih ramena nas je zahvatio u toj meri da imam osećaj kako svi imamo bar jednu haljinu ili bluzu bez bretela u ormanu (ako ne i više komada).  Ali šta je sa drugom varijantom ovog trenda, bluzama koje isto imaju slobodna ramena i idu oko vrata? Imam nekoliko takvih i mislim da ih volim više od klasičnih modela bez bretela. Zbog par razloga. Bez sumnje su nosivije. Kod klasičnih bluza golih ramena morate stalno da pazite šta se dešava sa njima. Nekada spadaju, a nekada se ''penju'' uz vrat. Ruku na srce, to se ne dešava sa svim haljinama i bluzama, ali i u onim najudobnijim će ramena biti u čudnom položaju. Druga bitna stvar je da možete slobodno da se naslonite, što često nije slučaj ako vam je gornja polovina leđa gola. Osim ako imate majicu bez leđa koja se vezuje oko vrata, ali ovde pričam o vrsti koja ima leđa.

Best summer hairstyles

June 12, 2018

Right now I feel like I could write about hair everyday. If you have long and/or thick hair that makes you wanna cut it short every summer this post is for you. Truth to be told it only happens during those really hot summer days and they will pass fast anyways and you'll have your hair for the rest of the year. So always remember that and don't cut your hair. Unless you actually want a short hairstyle. My hair's been this long for 6 or so years, and if I've learned something in that period, it's that the best thing to do is to experiment with wearing your hair up during the summer. I know it's not a revolutionary thing for you to hear, but it does help to know all the options of ''updos'' that you have. Personally, I prefer buns, they are the easiest to make and keep all the hair off the neck. Below are all the ideas for summer hairstyles that I can remember at the moment, but there are so many more and it's always good idea to check Pinterest for more inspiration!

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