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

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! 😘

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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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!