Wednesday, January 28, 2015

EVERYDAY MAKEUP STAPLES

when I find something I like, I tend to stick to it. my everyday go to makeup look hasn't changed for more than a year - I like my foundation medium coverage, lips nude and eyes smoky. and ever since I invested into some makeup staples, my life has become way easier than it was before. 


real techniques core collection brushes

I'm probably the last person to jump on the RT brushes bandwagon but better late than never, right? the

Real Techniques core collection kit

is an all-round great set of brushes but my absolute favourite is the contour brush. what a life-changing brush! the buffing brush is amazing as well and I use both of them daily.

lush bubblegum lip scrub mac myth lipstick

I'm a big fan of a nude lip and my shade of choice is

Mac Myth

. just like other nude lipsticks, it's a bit drying and the staying power isn't that amazing but it's the best nude lipstick I've found so far. to prepare my lips I use the

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

. although a bit pricey, it's way better than the lip scrubs I used to make at home. 

urban decay naked basics eyeshadow palette

this

Urban Decay Naked Basics eyeshadow palette

is my new baby. the eyeshadows are incredible quality, nicely pigmented and doesn't crease throughout the day. as you can see in the photo, my favourite shades are Foxy and Faint. this is my first Urban Decay purchase and I have a feeling it won't be the last.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2014 IN TRAVEL

happy new year everyone ! it feels strange to say goodbye to 2014 as it was such a wonderful year for me (not counting my terrible time at uni and parting from my high school friends). I got to travel around Europe with my favourite people and experience many wonderful things, so here is a small compilation of all the travels I've done in 2014.

PARIS / / this was my third trip to Paris as I can't stop coming back - it's such a wonderful city. the Parisian vibe is truly amazing and hopefully the pictures do it some justice.



AMSTERDAM / / but before Paris, me and my best friend went to Amsterdam. I definitely want to go back next summer because I fell in love with Amsterdam and its atmosphere - very laid back but also kind of wild if you want it to be. we rented bikes for the day and just explored the city, the countless canals and beautiful houses are sights to be seen.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

NEW IN | NEW BALANCE 574

and I'm back with a pair of New Balance ! it's nice to finally call them mine as I've been wanting to get my hands on a pair for a while. my 574s are ridiculously comfy even though a size too big, I can't wait until the weather gets a bit better so I can wear them outside and not on my bed ... oh well. 


Sunday, December 7, 2014

STOCKHOLM GETAWAY

last week me and my friends went on a short trip to Stockholm for my birthday. mostly because the overnight ferry meant we could party for two nights in a row but also because it was a nice excuse to get away for a little while.
although a bit hungover, we managed to not only explore the Old Town (Gamla stan) and admire all the Christmas lights and decorations but also do some shopping since it was Black Friday when we arrived. as always, I really enjoyed Stockholm and can't wait to come back so here are some snaps of my time there.

Monday, December 1, 2014

NEW IN | NIKE ROSHE RUN

say hello to my new babies ! it proved to be quite a challenge to find a shop that both had my size and offered shipping to my country but after a few days of scouring the web these babies are now mine. I'm a very happy girl indeed.

Monday, November 24, 2014

THE DRAW

these pictures were taken in the beginning of November when it wasn't freezing cold and I didn't have to wear 6 sweaters to stay warm. fast forward to the end of November and it's dark and gloomy just in time for my 19th birthday. on Thursday I'll be raising a glass of champagne with my friends to celebrate but today I'm thinking that I'd gladly stay 18 forever.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

CHANGE IN PRESSURE

three months into university and I've learned that if you're even slightly dressed up, everyone will be looking at you as if you've grown three heads. thanks to peer pressure and judgemental stares, I've been forced to incorporate typical student OOTDs (such as jeans + t-shirt + tears) into my wardrobe but I'll jump on any chance I get to actually put a bit of effort into my appearance.
coat Zara / skirt Mango