Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hammersmith

these pictures were taken on our first day in London when we were just aimlessly walking around Hammersmith. we stayed there for a couple of nights and it was such a nice area! I'm also looking for a job in London so if you've got anything - hit me up. LOL. 






striped top Dresslink. hat H&M. trainers Nike Roshe Run. watch Michael Kors. bracelet Primark

I'm wearing my new top from Dresslink, such a good quality piece and perfect for the upcoming summer. love the stripes and the baggy fit, definitely looking forward to styling it for warmer weather!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Canary Wharf

hello from London! seems a bit surreal but I've relocated to London for the time being. I've dreamed of living in London ever since I was thirteen years old so this is all very exciting for me!

here are some photos from my visit to Canary Wharf - such an incredible location, loved exploring it. I went for a comfy and casual look that day, obviously wearing my Nike Roshe Run - still adore them. 






Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Day Trip from Lisbon

while in Lisbon, we decided to go on a day trip and explore the surroundings of Lisbon. we started early in the morning with a visit to Sintra, later followed by Cabo da Roca and the seaside resort Cascais. 




Sintra

/ I was amazed by this lovely town and its beautiful buildings, located just an hour away from Lisbon. it is very touristy since a lot of people choose Sintra as their day trip destination but that didn't stop us from enjoying its magic





Palácio Nacional da Pena

/ Sintra is famous for its palaces and castles but we only went inside one of them - the Pena National Palace. I'm so glad I was able to see this picturesque beauty with my own eyes, the palace is indeed super beautiful









Cabo da Roca

/ we took a bus to the westernmost point of Europe from Sintra and it was an adventure of its own, driving uphill all the time. going to Cabo da Roca was an incredible experience and looking out to the Atlantic ocean definitely felt a bit surreal




Cascais

/ after our visit to Cabo da Roca, we continued our journey to Cascais - a seaside resort and a very charming town. the sky was overcast by the time we got there so that was a bit of a downer but other than that Cascais proved to be a lovely place to explore. the city beaches like Praia da Rainha were beautiful even with the cloudy skies and they must be exceptional in the summer when the sun is brightly shining


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lisbon Travel Diary

it's been a bit more than a week since I came back from my trip to Portugal. it was my first time exploring the country and hopefully not the last. we started our journey in Lisbon and I completely fell in love with this charming city. there are more posts coming so stay tuned! 





Praça Luís de Camões

/ we stayed in Bairro Alto, very close to Chiado and Baixa so the location was super central. and the view was amazing!

Elevador da Glória

/ there are 3 funiculars in Lisbon as the city is very hilly. included in the public transport day ticket, it's a fun but short ride

Praça do Comércio

/  located next to the Tagus river, it is one of the main squares in Lisbon.  I loved the open view, such a gorgeous place

Elevador da Bica

/ we went early in the morning and got the whole funicular to ourselves. it felt a bit surreal to be honest, going up and down the hill in an old, empty funicular while the street around us was practically empty

traditional facades in city centre

/ the architecture in Portugal is amazing, a lot of the houses are decorated with beautiful tiles and the patterns are super gorgeous



Alfama

/ it's the oldest neighbourhood of Lisbon, very beautiful and charming. if you're in Lisbon, definitely ride one of the old trams, it's one of my highlights from the trip! I recommend the tram 28, it passes through most of the central districts and it's a super fun experience although a bit scary at times - the streets are very narrow and steep. you can get off the tram in Alfama and stop at Miradouro de Santa Luzia, one of the many viewpoints in the city






Belem

/ another district of Lisbon and a home to many Lisbon landmarks like Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém (see the last two photos). the Museu Colecção Berardo is also nearby, if you like modern and contemporary art it's worth visiting. and the best part - the entrance is free

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Arm Candy

I never leave the house without putting on at least one piece of jewellery. there's something so polished and beautiful that comes with wearing jewellery and sometimes I feel like my love for gold jewellery is infinite. 

featured in this post is this beautiful sterling silver bracelet with gold plated finish and Swarovski Zirconia by Italian brand Nomination. it's such a beautiful piece and I couldn't be happier with it. you can use the promo code BLOGGER20 to get 20% off your purchase on their online website here.

I've paired the bracelet with my trusty Michael Kors watch which I never seem to take off. I find it looks perfect with daintier jewellery like this bracelet. 



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Urban Decay Naked Basics vs Naked Basics 2

urban decay naked basics and naked basic 2 palette

urban decay naked basics and naked basic 2 palette

I'm a big fan of the original

Urban Decay Naked Basics

eyeshadow palette and I've even featured it in my everyday makeup staples post here. recently I got my hands on the

Naked Basics 2

palette and I was super excited to compare it to its predecessor.

I've used my Naked Basics palette quite a lot and I think it's super versatile but what I thought the palette lacked was more medium-toned shades. this is where the Naked Basics 2 palette comes in.

the Naked Basics 2 is grey and taupe based and I think it's possible to tell right away that it's more cool-toned compared to the original Naked Basics palette. I love using the Naked Basics 2 for its darker shades and I must say these two palettes are absolutely perfect together, the quality of these eyeshadows is simply amazing.

urban decay naked basics and naked basic 2 palette


if I could only keep one of those palettes, I'd probably stick to my beloved original Naked Basics. as much as I like the Naked Basics 2, I prefer the warm-toned shades of the original Naked Basics palette. it is more versatile as I can create both subtle and dark eyeshadow looks with it whereas Naked Basics 2 can only be used to create a softer look. 

that being said, everyone has their own preferences and I know a lot of people who prefer the Naked Basics 2 and its cool-toned shades. which palette do you prefer?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Quiet Company

zara burgundy biker coat, mango black structured top, zara trf black denim jeans and michael kors watch outfit

zara burgundy biker coat, mango black structured top, zara trf black denim jeans and michael kors watch outfit

two quick snaps from a super lovely and sunny day I had last week that involved a lot of coffee drinking, wine sipping and life planning. there's a big change coming and as excited as I am, I couldn't be more scared. so until then, I'm taking life one day at a time and just enjoying the familiarity and calmness of my daily routine. 

also, I'm wearing jeans in these photos. can you believe it? I never ever wear jeans so this is truly groundreaking. but these ones from Zara are so comfy and perfectly fitting that I couldn't resist.