May 30, 2013

Review: Energy Boosting Face Massage Mini Mitt by Soap & Glory

Soap and Glory Energy Boosting Face Massage Mini Mitt from Boots cosmetics
When I saw this adorable Face Massage MINI MITT by SOAP & GLORY at BOOTS I had to have it! Anything pink that promises an energy boost for glowing skin I am willing to try! I bought it right away on a whim and I've been loving it! this is probably one of the best investments I've made in my skin. Not only that massaging my face with it every morning and evening feels so refreshing, it also works my cleanser (which currently is the Vichy Normaderm Purifying Cleansing Gel) into the skin much better than if I were to use my fingers and and gently exfoliates without being too abrasive like some scrubs and face brushes. I end up with deeply cleaned, silky soft, brightened skin, which means no more clogs, no more grey and tired skin, and much less break outs! AND ALL THAT FOR £4.00! 

I would highly recommend this little gem along with all the rest of the SOAP & GLORY products to everyone! It's suitable even for sensitive skin and it really makes you think "WOW! LOOK AT ME NOW!"

May 28, 2013

New in The Wardrobe: The perfect Oxfords

Nickels brown Oxford shoes

I've always loved Oxford shoes. I think they're classic, stylish and go perfectly with almost every outfit! I own  couple of high-heeled pairs and during my last vacation at home I thought it was about time to add a staple flat pair to my mini collection. Well, truth is I didn't really plan it. I just saw this pair at one of my favorite shoe stores - Nickles and I fell in love with it! I wouldn't normally go for something so masculine looking but lately I've been enjoying experimenting with my style a bit more, also living in London requires quite a lot of walking and I cannot wear my heels as much as I'd like to. In other words these are perfect!

I love that they're not black. I feel like brown is so much more complex and sophisticated than black. To balance them out I wear them with very feminine outfits in soft flowing fabrics or I go all out with androgynous tailored pants and blazers.

May 27, 2013

Inspirational Quote: Dream with your eyes open

Happy Monday!

In the beginning of a new week filled with opportunities I just want to remind you to DREAM ON ...

D. H. Lawrence quote



May 24, 2013

Beauty News: Max Factor's 72-hour Mascara

Say what? A mascara that lasts on your lashes for 3 days straight through sleeping, showering, and rubbing? It exists and it is soon going to be available on BOOTS.COM. Following the trend promoting long-lasting makeup MAX FACTOR created the "life-proof" Lashfinity 3 Day Mascara, which according to the company provides a "naturally enhanced look." Normally products that are long-lasting and waterproof are really hard to cleanse, that's why the mascara comes with a special, build-in remover. It sounds to me that this will be more of a lash tint rather than a mascara, which seems more reasonable. I cannot imagine sleeping with hard, thickly coated lashes for three days! 

Max Factor Lashfinity 3 day mascara

Although having beautiful, enhanced lashes, or lips, or skin for three days, sounds really tempting, I can't help but wonder are these coveted products good for the skin or are they potentially harmful. Either way I am definitely curious to try the Lashfinity mascara and see what it's like! 

What do you think? Would you be willing to give it a go?



May 23, 2013

The Wardrobe: Old but Gold or One of my Favorite Outfits

outfit: handmade full skirt and knitted, backless blouse
This morning I was going trough old pictures and found these ones that I never got around posting. They were taken just a few days before I moved to The UK. It was a warm summer evening, my skin was still keeping bronzed memories of the seaside and my hair was still in a bob. How things have changed! After living here for over 6 months I am paler than I've ever been, I don't have bangs anymore and my hair is much, much longer. 

However, this is still one of my favorite outfits! It's special because it is entirely handmade, apart from the shoes and it reminds me of something my style icon Ulyana Sergeenko would wear.

May 22, 2013

The Mega Plush Volume Express Mascara by Maybelline review

Mascaras are an obsession of mine. Lashes can make or break a makeup look. Sometimes all you need is to naturally enhance them and sometimes a dramatic, thick, false effect does the magic. Choosing the right mascara is often the key to tying the look together. With all that said you may have guessed that I've tried many different products on the market. Actually as soon as a new, exciting launch hits the drugstores I'm first in line. 

The Mega Plush Volume Express Mascara by Maybelline
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The Mega Plush Volume Express Mascara by Maybelline has been on the US market for a while now and I've read many reviews on it, both extremely positive and negative, so when I saw it in Boots and Superdrug I couldn't wait to have my take on it. I tell you now it is one of those hit or miss products that you either fall in love with or end up in the garbage. 

May 21, 2013

Wish List: My wardrobe essentials for an imaginary trip to Vegas

Before I moved to England I didn’t even imagine what a problem the weather would be for me. I always thought I am a fall kind of girl. Needless to say I was wrong. Well, not exactly wrong but I like Bulgarian fall and I also like Bulgarian spring and summer. With the temperature in England not raising high enough for me to even go out in a shirt, not to mention a T-shirt or a dress I find myself dreaming about the summer heat, pool parties and long, warm nights out. In other words I need a vacation at a very, very warm place and what’s the ultimate party location in the world? Vegas of course!

Not that I’ve ever been there but from what I’ve hear from a friend of mine it’s like walking into an infinite summer party and that’s all I can ask for right now! There are so many different things to do in Vegas and so many outfits you can wear! Thinking about it on a gloomy Sunday morning inspired me to play a little virtual dress up and show you the five most important things I would bring with me if I was to leave for Vegas tomorrow!

Bathing suits
The number one thing is of course bathing suits! Several of them! I chose these once because florals are very fun to wear by the pool and I love them and black and white is huge this spring and summer and looks very sexy, yet sophisticated. 

Seafolly Paradise and Black & White Padded Bikini from Asos
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May 20, 2013

Inspirational Quote: There's nothing like greatness!

Happy Monday! 

Everyone secretly dreams of greatness. But we often forget how much dedication it really takes to achieve excellence, to become exceptional. We cannot sit and wait for greatness to come along. We must work hard for it, we must deserve it!

Jon Bone Jones There's nothing like greatness
Have an amazing week!


May 18, 2013

May Glossy Box. 2nd Birthday Edition

May Glossy Box, 2nd birthday edition

May Glossy Box, 2nd birthday edition
Can you think of a better way to start the weekend than receiving the May Glossy Box, which also happens to be the second birthday edition. I subscribed only last month and I am already loving the little boxes of cosmetic wonders delivered to my door once a month! If I leave The UK once I graduate this will definitely be one of the things I will miss along with Boots, TK Maxx, and the Thorntons Chocolates! 

This month I've received two full-sized products, three samples and a little gift from Glossy Box and I've already tried two of them!

May Glossy Box, 2nd birthday edition
May Glossy Box, 2nd birthday edition

May 16, 2013

Barry M Touch of Magic (TMPL) Lipstick review

Barry M Touch of Magic (TMPL) Henna Lipstick
Barry M Touch of Magic (TMPL) Henna Lipstick
Barry M Touch of Magic (TMPL) Henna Lipstick swatch
When I read about Barry M's Touch of Magic (TMPL) lipstick on The Black Pearl Blog I got so excited that I went to Boots on the very same day to buy it and I LOVE IT! 

May 14, 2013

DeBa BIO VITAL Freshness & Radiance (age: 18-25) Face Mask Review

I've always been fascinated by the beauty industry, but lately this interest and love for everything makeup and  skin care related has been turning into a full on obsession. Spending hours in Boots, Superdrug, The Body Shop, and of course You Tube has probably contributed for that. In addition the hard water where I live that constantly breaks out my sensitive, blemish-prone skin has turned careful skin care into a necessity. What I am trying to say is "Brace yourself, the beauty posts are coming" :))) I am even thinking of restarting my You Tube channel, but we'll see about that.  

Today I want to review a great Bulgarian face mask that I have been using for over a month now and I absolutely love! DeBa BIO VITAL Freshness & Radiance (age: 18-25) is a cleansing and hydrating mask for young skin.

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