April 30, 2015

Book Review: Farfetch Curates Food

I am a reader, a foodie, a fashion explorer. I am a lover of beautiful. 

Farfetch Curates Food blends the three seamlessly. Discover dishes from all over the world, learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee or tea and explore the new trends in dining. The book takes you on a gourmet trip guided by the likes of Elletra Wiedemann, Leandra Medine, Yasuku Futura and a constellation of talented chefs. 

Farfetch Curates Food

April 19, 2015

Moliabal Milano: Luxury Hair Accessories

Hello lovelies!

How have you been? I've been going through a bit of a rough patch but as a wise man once said 'This too shall pass.' 

On a more positive note, today I want to tell you about Moliabal Milano and their handmade luxury hair accessories. Each of the four pieces they kindly sent me is very beautiful and detailed, a piece of art by itself.  

I've never even considered splurging on a hair accessories before but now that I have these beauties in my hands I cannot go back to boring hair clips anymore! They are the perfect way to add an interest and dress up even the most simple of outfits, acting as a beautiful statement necklace for your hair. 

I love accessorizing a bun with the flower clip or creating a half updo with the bow. The butterfly is perfect for a side updo and the portrait clip complements perfectly my vintage clothing.

March 29, 2015

Superdry AW'15 Press Event

Hey lovelies! 

How has your weekend been? Mine consisted of wine-drinking, book-reading and youtube-watching, all of it done under duvet of course. This is the perfect kind of weekend if you ask me! 

Today I want to tell you about an event I went to last Thursday. Superdry were kind enough to invite me to their press event / AW'15 preview at the sleek Crock Bowling Alley, located in the Ham Yard Hotel. The cool eclectic mixture of neon sign and African inspirations provided a perfect background for Superdry's Autumn/Winter '15 collection. 

March 15, 2015

H'Suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment from Lush | Review

Hello lovelies!

How have you been? I cannot believe it is already Sunday afternoon (as I am typing this). Why is it that the weekend always seems to fly while the working week drags along oh so slowly? 

Anyway, for me Sunday is always a pamper day when I treat my skin to a mask, deep condition my hair, do my nails and just enjoy an hour or two dedicated solely to myself. Since I have moved to London this little tradition has turned more into a necessity as the weather conditions and hard water are taking a toll on me. I've been noticing dryness, irritation, lackluster and dullness in both my skin and hair.

I've tried plenty of drugstore, high-end and homemade masks to prevent my hair from breaking, the ends from splitting and bring some life to it. Today I want to tell you about my latest discovery on the quest to a healthy, shiny mine. 

March 6, 2015

Winter Hand & Nail Care

Hello lovelies! 

As you've already seen from the title this post is going to be all about hand and nail care in the cold weather. Although the sun has been making appearances more often these past days, it is still very cold and windy in London. 

You might know from my previous post on hand care that my hands are naturally extremely dry so in the winter I have to take extra special care of them. The stars of my routine are L'Occitane's One Minute Scrub and Shea Butter Hand Cream, along with Nail Envy by O.P.I. 

I use L'Occitane's One Minute Scrub at least twice a week. It consists of a phase of organic brown exfoliating sugar to scrub and eliminate dead skin cells and of an oily phase of shea, sweet almond oil and grape-seed oils to help soften and nourish the hands. Every time I use it my skin feels renewed, hydrated and baby soft.

March 1, 2015

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg. No spoiler review.

Hello lovelies!

Hope you've had a great February! I've been absent for the better part of it but I am trying to get back into the swing of things and post at least once a week. With a full-time job and a newly started MA program I don't have much time for anything. No one promised it was gonna be easy, right? 

Commuting to and from work I read quite a lot. Books have always been a big part of my life. Call me a book worm, a nerd or a day dreamer, they are my way to escape, to learn, to discover. I was considering building a new blog where I can write about literature but decided against it. After all, reading is a passion of mine, just like fashion is. 

With time (if you stick around) you'll find that I read quite a few different genres - non-fiction fashion and beauty books, contemporary, mystery, dystopian and post apocalyptic, sci-fi, fantasy and magical realism, classics, graphic novels ... the whole lot. 

Today, I want to talk about a book surrounded by a lot of controversy and strong opinions. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg took the world by a storm selling more copies in its first week than J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Soon after, an information leaked that the book or parts of it was actually ghostwritten by Siobhan Curham. 

February 3, 2015


Hello lovelies!

Sometimes I find myself wide awake in the small hours of the night browsing Amazon (or some other online store) and thinking: this is a really bad idea, I don't need it,  how am I going to wake up for work tomorrow... Oh, why the hell not?! Proceed to checkout. 

That is exactly how I discovered Travalo. What? A tiny spray bottle to hold your favorite scent on the go. I know what you're thinking - just another gimmick. But no! Didn't you think the same about the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara that's now a staple in so many makeup bags? 

January 21, 2015

Black Ankle Boots by Ash

Black ankle boots by Ash

Hello lovelies!

One can never have too many ankle boots, especially if that certain someone lives in London where an ankle book is an all-year-rounder! I am a proud owner of a small (or maybe not so small) collection to cater any occasion and outfit choice. However, when these Ash beauties, that Repertoire kindly sent me, arrived at the doorstep I realized there's been a void in my wardrobe.

I am not saying that just because black is universal and the leather is soft ... oh so soft ... but also because the height is perfect and gets me through an 8 (or more) hour day with no pain! *Whoever came up with the expression 'No pain, no gain!' clearly has never worn 6 inch heels to work, or anywhere for that matter.*

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