A One-Day Trip to Sighisoara, Romania

Hello my dear readers,

Last Wednesday I got the chance to go on a short trip to one of the most beautiful cities of Romania, Sighisoara. Travelling is something that I enjoy a lot but also something that I don’t get to do enough, so I was extremely grateful for this opportunity.

Located in the heart of Transylvania, Sighisoara is such a picturesque city, with paved little streets and historical buildings, and it is even listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Sighisoara is especially known for the well preserved towers which offer plenty of beautiful cityscapes. The atmosphere is calm, people are friendly, and if you like to socialize, you can definitely find fellow travelers with whom you can share a meal or a nice talk.

Speaking of food, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from and my recommendation is that you choose traditional Romanian food like Polenta with Chese (Mamaliga cu Branza) or Stews (Tocana), Soups (Ciorba), Cabbage Rolls (Sarmale) just to name a few.

Here are some photos from my little trip and if my description didn’t convince you of how amazing Sighisoara is, maybe they will:

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Thank you for reading, and have a wonderful week!

Bia

Effortless Sophistication | A Chic & Stylish Look

Hello my dear readers,

Today I am showing you an outfit that I wore on Saturday, on a date with my boyfriend. Because both of us have been so busy lately, we didn’t get the chance to go out in quite some time. So, this weekend we decided to spend some quality time together.

The weather was pretty nice, so we took a 2 or 3 hour walk in the central park of our city, ate ice cream and had long talks. My favourite way to spend my time.

Regarding the outfit, it might be on the top 5 outfits for Spring list. I love it! It’s a classic – black and white, denim, and a dash of animal print. And even though I did not over accessorize it, neither have I added colours, it still looks like I’ve put some effort in it and it still looks quite sophisticated. I can already tell for sure that this is an outfit that I’m going to wear a lot, and not just this year.

P.S. Please don’t mind my ghost-white skin.

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Have a fashionable week,

Bia

My Pamper Routine | Summer 2017

Hello my dear readers,

Today I want to share with you all the little things I like to do that make me feel full on pampered.

I think it’s so important to take care of ourselves, but sometimes we just get so caught up in our everyday lives, that we tend to neglect our bodies and our overall health. That’s why I usually like to set a day per week when I allow myself to relax and forget about everything.

1. Set the Mood

Before I start the pampering process, I need to set the mood with some enjoyable sounds. I either put on some music (been loving the La La Land soundtrack lately), a podcast, or an audiobook.

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2. It’s Time to Get Dirty (or Oily)

The first thing I make sure to do is use castor oil and olive oil on my locks. My hair had been getting so dry and frizzy (if you take a look at my New Year’s pics you’ll know what I’m talking about), that I had to do something about it. So I thought I’d try the cheap and easy way first, before I went all out and spent big bucks on possibly inefficient products.

So first, I massage castor oil in my scalp and at the roots of my hair. Second, I use olive oil on the rest of my hair, especially at the ends.

I have to tell you, I’ve started seeing some results and I’m quite impressed! I’ll keep you posted.

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3. Just Relax, Have Some Fun

The downside to going all naturelle with your hair treatment is that you can’t be done with it in five minutes. I usually leave the oils in my hair for 3 to 4 hours. Of course that’s not always the case, but I try to stick to it when I can. So during those few hours I either watch some videos on youtube, read some blog posts, or I like to be a bit crazy sometimes and clean my room and change the bed sheets (fresh and clean bed sheets feel like heaven). You know, just for fun. But really, if you can’t afford to spend that many hours just relaxing, you could use this spare time to do some chores around the house, or bake a treat!

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4. That Time When it Gets Steamy

Once those few hours have passed, I get clean underwear and my jammies ready and hop straight in the shower. I’m totally the kind of person who spends way too much time in the shower, but it feels so gooood!! And it’s also good for your face because you get to wash it wery well and your pores also open just in time for the next step.

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5. Boo!

As you were probably able to guess it from the picture, the next step in my pamper routine is to put on a face mask and leave it on for about 15-20 mins, and in the meantime I make myself a nice and warm cup of tea.  The mask I used this time is from a Korean brand and I can’t say enough good thing about it.

After the specified time has passed, I take the mask off and make a little face massage, cause our face truly deserves a bit of TLC for all the stuff (aka makeup, creams, dust etc.) they have to put up with every day. If you want so see how it’s done, here is a link to a tutorial of youtuber & blogger Annie Jaffrey, where she shows how to give yourself a face massage that’s both very relaxing, and sooo beneficial too.

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6. Can it Get any Better than This?

Yeah, it can! Once I’m done with the face massage and my tea is just good to drink, I get out my nail polishes, snuggle up in bed, and put on a film. You can go all out and get snacks and all kinds of yummy stuff, but you get the idea. It’s the perfect ending to a perfect day!

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I hope you try installing a pamper day in your schedule too if you don’t already have one. Let me know how it goes! And I’d love to know what your favourite way to pamper yoursef is.

Thank you for reading,

Bia

Biker Chick | An (Almost) All-Black Outfit

Hello my dear readers,

I hope you’ve all had a beautiful weekend. Today I am sharing with you one of my outfits of the day from Sunday. This Spring and Summer (so far) the weather here in Romania has been crazy! One day it’s cold, one day it’s warm, one day it rains, one day it’s windy… you get the drill. But the point is no matter how many times you check the weather app, you either end up over dressed or under dressed (which is even worse).

My outfit was almost appropriate (the jacket was a bit too much) but I probably would have worn it anyway cause I like it so much.

One thing you might notice about my style if you stick around long enough is that it tends to be pretty versatile: my outfits are either very girly/feminine and elegant, or sometimes when I feel more badass I tend to wear more “cool” outfits. Sunday was one of those days and when I tried to think of a title for this post the words “Biker Chick” just popped in my head. It probably has to do with the fact that I’m wearing a biker jacket and a lot of black…

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A big thank you to my goofy & wonderful boy for taking the photographer role whenever I need it and for doing such a good job at it.

Guys, this week don’t be afraid to unleash your inner rebel and be a cool badass.

Thank you for reading,

Bia

Spring Favourites 2017 | Things I Have Been Loving

Hello my dear readers,

Today I am going to talk about all the things that I’ve been loving throughout Spring. These past few months have been quite some eventful ones, with ups and downs and a lot of changes, so as the weeks were going by I was discovering new things and I realised I might as well share them with my readers. I thought I would turn this into a regular thing, so from now on, I’ll write a favourites post every season.

1. Beautiful Nudes and Shades of Pink

  • Clarins Nail Polish in shade Hazelnut – my go-to when I don’t have enough time to contemplat on what colour I should put on my nails, or when I need something that goes with everything. Beautiful shade and good quality formula.
  • Estee Lauder Nail Polish in shade Rosa Rosa – pink nail polish screams Spring for me, though surprisingly enough, I find myself wearing this quite a lot in Autumn too, as it goes very well with earthy colours.
  • MaxFactor Liquid Lipstick in shade 190 – LOVE it! It’s been my staple all throughout Winter and still going strong through Spring. I should also mention that it dries matte, which is why it could result in you having chapped lips, so make sure you moisturize properly.
  • Alda Lip Liner – a beautiful coral pink, perfect for Spring and Summer looks. I like the consistency of this product, it’s hard enough to have good precision, but creamy enough so not to hurt your lips.

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2. Farmec Nail Treatment

About a year ago I was recommended this product by a friend of mine, and in my utter desperation to have strong, beautiful and long nails, i bought is. It didn’t even cost much, but I was convinced it wouldn’t work. Boy, was I wrong!

What you have to do is use it once a day for at least a week, and preferably not wear nail polish during this time. After a week or two of following this treatment, you can start painting your nails and just use the nail strengthener once a week or before you put on nail polish. I did this in the first month or so and I got amazing results.

I didn’t use it for probably over a year and my nails have been great. But now they’ve become a bit weak so I’ve started using it again and I can already see how the product is working its magic.

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3. Asian Face Masks

Months ago I received some Chinese face masks from my friend and I just got around to using them, and then a few weeks ago I also purchased a Korean face mask. Both types are for moisturizing and rejuvenating the face and I was surprised to see that they really work. I tend to have dry skin (who else struggles with drinking enough water?), so to see that I finally found an easy and enjoyable solution to this is awesome! I hope you try it out, even if it’s just for fun.

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4. Hats

They’ve become my favourite accessories not only for Spring, but for all year round. I find that a hat makes an outfit so much more sophisticated and interesting, and helps making your face the focal point. I’ve really been into berets and I’ve been using these very cute fluffy ones that I got some time ago for Christmas (featured in this post). I have yet to find a classic black or red one because my head is so small, so if you know of any places where you can get small(er) hats pleaaase let me know! The other hat that I’ve been wearing nonstop, especially during rainy days, is this corduroy cap (outfit post coming up very soon!!).

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5.  Podcasts

Something that has become a habit for me every time I clean my room or I’m getting ready for the day, is to listen to podcasts. A few weeks ago I discovered this app called Player Fm (it’s the one with the red and white circle), where you can find so many shows and you can subscribe to the ones you like and want to listen to. You can also choose the topics you’re interested in and you get suggestions based on your interests.

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Well that is it for this Spring. I’d love to hear about one item you loved this season and the reason you’re so in love with it.

Have a wonderful week,

Bia

I Got In! Let the Adventure Begin!

Hello my dear readers,

It’s been a long time since I last posted on the blog, but today I’m back and I’m bringing exciting news!

The past few months have been quite some eventful ones but it was also a time for me to think about my life and what I want to do, and after a lot of deliberation, now it is the time to take action.

In March I applied for an Academy (which is like a college) in Denmark. On Friday, after so much waiting, I finally got the results, and as you can see in the photo, I got in!

Therefore, at the end of August I will be moving there and I will be documenting my move here on my blog and maybe on my youtube channel as well. If you’d like me to write a post about a certain topic, please let me know in the comments and I will be happy to deliver ^^.

The other good news it that I have planned a lot of blog post ideas and from now on, I will be posting every Monday evening. If you want to be reminded/notified every time when I post, you can enter your email on the right side of the page. I would like to assure you that if you decide to enter your mail, you will not receive spam and will only receive a mail notifying you that there is a new post here on my blog.

I’m very excited to begin this new chapter in my life and I hope you join me on this adventure.

Have a beautiful week and I will see you next Monday,

Bia

How to Have the Best Year

 Hello, lovelies! We have entered the new year and that means most of us have an entire list of things that we want to accomplish by the end of January 2017. I have a list too, and this time I set my mind to really do my best to cross (almost?) everything off it. In this post I’m going to share with you some tips that I have learned along the way and that I am ready to put to good use this year, in order to have the BEST YEAR YET!
1. DECLUTTER
I am a strong believer that a tidy home means a clear mind. So whenever I enter a new year, I like to clean my house and get rid of everything I don’t need anymore. And if you’re anything like me, you know you just can’t study if your desk isn’t organised.
I have exams coming up in a few weeks, so just a couple of days ago I made sure I got rid of any unnecessary things on/in my desk and I prepared my space so that I would have a clean and organised environment.
2. LIFE VISION AND 2017 GOALS
When you make a decision to have the best year, you need to know what you want. There are some that have no problem with this, but others really struggle to find the things that they truly want to do in their lives. My advice? ask yourself the following questions:
If you could choose one thing to accomplish this year, what is it? Imagine yourself at the  2018 New Year’s party, now what is it that you’re really proud of having accomplished?
And when you think fast forward to the last day of your life, what are the things you’re really happy you got the chance to do? Do you have any regrets?
These are questions that never fail to put me face to face with my reality and realize I have so may things to look forward to and to work towards.
When you ask yourself these questions, get a piece of paper and write down the answers, and based on these answers you are able to determine a life vision and your 2017 goals.
3. VISION BOARD
One of my favourite things to do as I’m crossing into the new year is a vision board. I do this based on my goals that I’ve set. There are a couple of ways in which you can do yours, but I prefer to do it on my computer, as it looks more neat and clean. Another tip is to make categories, like Career, Relationships, Personal etc., and add a few photos for each category.
4. STAY ORGANIZED
Sometimes life just gets a little too much to handle, so it’s important to have a few tricks up your sleeve that can help you overcome those stressful times. I deal best with these situations when I have a clear schedule to follow, and that’s why, I have a planner for everything: schoolwork, blog, youtube, personal etc.
This year I plan on raising some money and travel a bit, so I’ve made 3 envelopes: in the first one I raise money for myself, in the second one both my boyfriend and I chip in, an din the third I gather receipts.
That’s it for today’s blog post. If you want to find some more details you can watch the video above. I hope this information was helpful and I wish you all the best year! Talk to you soon!

OOTD: Happy New Year!

I hope you’ve all had a beautiful night going into the new year. I spent the last day of 2016 with my boyfriend and friends. We played games, listened to music, and ate delicious food.

Since we spent the new year at home, I wanted to wear something pretty, but comfortable at the same time:

➺Blush Sweater. It was a gift from a few years ago.

Pleated Skirt. I got it from a really cool shop called Pepco, and even though it was from the kids section, it fits really well. It was really cheap too, and I like the fact that it looks quite sophisticated.

Thigh High Boots. I tried these on in Zara a while ago, which you might have seen if you follow me on Instagram, and I fell in love with them! I was incredibly lucky and I got them as a Christmas present.

For my make up, I kept it pretty simple, with a gold eye shadow look and a red lip. With all the rush of getting ready in time, I forgot to put on mascara!

➺Lipstick from Maybelline New York, in the shade 965.Siren in Scarlet.

➺Nailpolish: Avon, in the shade Sheer Bronze.

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Cheers! Till next time! 😘

OOTD: A Parisian Look

Merry Christmas everyone!

For today I want to share an outerwear styling that I’ve been loving lately, especially during the holiday season. It is a look inspired by Parisian fashion (which I’ve fallen in love with btw), and I enjoy wearing it because it looks classy, elegant, and quite sophisticated.

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Au revoir!

Presents!

After I made a blog post all about my birthday, it is only right that I continue by writing about all the things I got on this special day.

I don’t know how many presents people of my age usually get, but I thought I got quite a lot this year.

I will start with the clothes. One of these days I went shopping with my Mom, because we usually like to do that together, and I ended up with a few presents that I am very happy about: a big, chunky, warm sweater, which will be perfect for those cold winter days, a thin sweater, which I like just as much as the other one, a new backpack for school, cause the old one broke, and a pair of wellies.

Before that, I went shopping with my boyfriend as he needed to get thing for his leave to The Netherlands in just a few days. And because he wouldn’t have had time to get me a birthday present any other time, he got me that day a big fluffy scarf, that I can’t wait to wear.

As you can tell, all of these are autumn/winter clothes, and the main reason for that is because where I live the tperiod of time during a year when it is hot (summer) is shorter than the period of time when it is cold (autumn, winter, and usually even spring), and besides that, I don’t really like summer and the heat, so I’m definitely not as excited for buying summer clothes, and I always feel like I have enough of them and I don’t really need any more. However, when it comes to autumn and winter, I can’t wait to wear warm clothes, drink hot chocolate and hot teas, to breathe in the cold and fresh air and to enjoy the rainy days snuggled up in bed, watching a good film.

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Sweater Stradivarius                Scarf Stradivarius
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Wellies Decathlon
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Backpack Decathlon

Beside all of these cute clothes and accessories, I also received some cool beauty products, as well as something to eat and drink

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A little box with flowers for tea in it
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Shower gel Yves Rocher
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The smallest jar I have seen in my life with the best marmelade I have ever tasted – orange with champagne
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A toy form China that children play with like dribbling a ball. It is very entertaining, though I failed miserably every time I tried to play with it haha.
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Book marks that I wil need for sure in my following college years 🙂
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Face mask that I haven’t tried yet, but I can’t wait to do have a perfect pamper routine, and maybe I ‘ll even blog about it! 😉

And that was everything that I got, and I say I have gotten maybe even more things than I should have! I am so grateful for all of these things and I can;t wait to start using them (although, as you can see, I couldn’t help myself from trying out that amazing lip gloss)!

Have an awesome day!