Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Pastels ♥

Hey babes!

How are you all? ♥

Today I've been busy with writing some posts ready for you in case you need something to read during the weekend. Also, I need to make a checklist for tomorrow (yeah, I know, it's a bit neurotic) and choose my clothes. Not to mention I need to tidy up the place a bit so I can actually relax while we're visiting people.

Today, I wanted to come and share this little makeup look with you, I've been loving the pastel eye makeup lately a lot, so I figured I should show you the look I've been wearing lately. If you're on Instagram, you might have seen some of it before already. Also, if you'd rather see an outfit, do visit the previous post for that.

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So, this is it, pretty fresh, not having like a plenty of color to it and stuff, and also the lips are pretty light pink. Nothing too crazy. But I've felt this is pretty girly, so I thought some of you might enjoy this.

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These pics don't probably show it well enough, but what I had on was very light lilac in the inner corner of the lid, baby blue in the middle, and light green on the crease and outer corner (there where you'd put the dark color if you'd do more classic look). Also, I used lilac eyeliner to line my lower lash line, and liquid liner for the winged liner. As you can totally tell, I was trying to use some false lashes, but as I had very, very poor quality glue, they didn't stick as well as they shoud've. Well, you live and you learn, right?

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For the lips I just went for this cute baby pink lipstick, followed by some nude gloss. Nothing that exciting, but I didn't want to ruin the look by going crazy with the lips.

So, for a change, a bit of a makeup post.

Would you like to see more makeup stuff here, like review, swatches, my favorite lists, recommendations, tutorials...? Let me know, I'd like to know what you think ♥

I will go now, and try to get as many things as possible ready before work. I wanna wish you all Happy Easter, or whatever holiday you may be celebrating this weekend. There will be a couple of posts even if I'm not sitting at the computer at all this weekend, so stay tuned and check them out if you have some free time. ;)

Have a fantastic weekend, lovelies! ♥

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Slashed leggings ♥

Hello lovelies!

How are you today? ♥

It's incredible how time has been flying the past few days, I was supposed to open the laptop many times and start typing, but yet I haven't. However today, as I am prepping for the Easter - planning outfits, buying some food, checking schedules - I found a little time to sit down and write a post. I also need to write one or two posts for the weekend, as I will not be reaching the computer that much. We will be visiting friends and family the whole weekend, and I don't wanna miss a thing because of technology.

What plans do you have for the Easter weekend? Do you celebrate Easter, or some other holiday right now? Let me know in the comments!

Anyway, today I wanted to share this look with you, that I built around the "slashed leggings" I bought a while ago from Born Pretty Store. 

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I usually don't wear leggings as pants, but with long knits, I guess it's kind of acceptable. I really, really love these leggings and can't wait to rock them more.

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Mix & match in both nails and accessories. If you want to see more pictures of these nails, see this post (click!).

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Leggings: Born Pretty Store
Jacket: H&M
Tiger shirt: SammyDress
Sneakers: Boohoo
Sunglasses: Boohoo
Necklaces: Gina Tricot
Rings: JC, SpiritStore

I wanted something simple and casual, but still bring some street style to it, and that's why I added the girly jacket and rings. I guess this type of outfits will be my uniform this weekend, as we are having casual Easter instead of celebrating big. Not that we'd usually celebrate that big, it's more of a family holiday for us. This is also pretty much the way I like to dress now that the weather is getting warmer - before I get to wear shorts, skirts and dresses properly, that is.

What do you think about this look, and what are you wearing today? ♥

Now, I need to head out to get some exercise, after which I still have a ton of things to do before work. Who knew it's so serious business to get ready for holidays? Anyways, I will not entirely abandon the blog for the weekend, I will have scheduled posts for you, and I will try to reply to the comments as much as I can. You can always reach me through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, even if I'm not writing stuff so actively, and I will probably take snapshots with my phone along the way and share them on those three platforms. So get social and follow me on those, I will usually try to return the favor.

But now, I gotta dash!

Have a fabulous day ♥

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Chevron vs. Leopard

Heya babes!

How are you all? ♥

I really wish I had blogged more this week, but to be honest I haven't felt like being on the laptop so much. The weather has been so nice for jogging, I had to re-think my schedules now that I'm back to work, and I've been reorganizing the house like a lunatic. So while I feel sad for not blogging as much as I would've wanted, I also feel happy with myself because the apartment is starting to look better than ever. I guess after the Easter I can actually do some new little detail things around because I have decluttered our place so well.

But I will probably talk more about that later on. Today, I just wanted to bring you this little nail art post with two designs I've absolutely loved this spring.

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First up is this cute little mani with gradient, glitter and chevron. It's very simple even though it kinda seems to have a lot of elements, and I can hands down say that this really is one of my favorite manicures ever. Top 10 material for sure.

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I saw colors like this on someone else's mani, but as I'm typing this I really can't figure out who that girl was. I'm sure she's one of the amazingly talented individuals on Instagram, because that's where I get most of my inspiration.

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This was also my first time properly using the Tribal Colour polish (the glitter) I got from Born Pretty Store. This one is shade 24, though when you order it, it's shade #4. (You can get yours here!) It kinda sorta reminds me of Model's Own Ibiza Mix, but I'm pretty sure these two aren't dupes. I will do a comparison if I ever get a hold of the Model's Own one.

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The other polishes I used here were China Glaze Sun Of A Peach, China Glaze Escaping Reality, China Glaze Splish Splash and China Glaze White On White. The chevron print was done with Nail Vinyls (check the Storenvy store here) chevron pack.

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Before the other mani, I wanted to share a quick swatch picture with you. Like I mentioned in my China Glaze haul post, I have been on hunt for the perfect baby pink polish. And, as I also thought while writing that post, I can conclude my search being done.

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Let me properly introduce you to China Glaze Spring In My Step. It's the perfect baby pink for me, and even though it might require 3 coats, it's worth the trouble as the shade is so absolutely perfect. My camera wasn't too willing to capture the true shade, but this comes kinda close after a tiny bit of filtering.

Don't you love it, too?

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Okay, so, back with manicures, right? Here's my other mani for today. Pink, glitter and leopard. You know, like, totally my thing. If you ever thought I would finally be over leopard, I'm sorry to disappoint you (well, not really that sorry, but still).

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This one would've been pretty cool even without the little rhinestones, but I thought they added fun texture to the whole thing so that's why they're there too. I get it might be a bit much to some, but to me that's just perfect. You know how I am with nails.

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The polilshes I used here were China Glaze Spring In My Step, Essie Licorice, Gosh Blue Balloon and China Glaze Don't Be A Flake. I know Don't Be A Flake is gorgeous at it's own, but I really wanted to bring my own twist to this simple mani, so I tried to pick rhinestones that matched the colors, and topped the glitter nails with them. I absolutely loved the texture they brought to the manicure, and would totally try it again later on.

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So, that's all I have for you now, I'm so excited for these two designs.

What do y'all think about these? And, as usual, I'd like to know what you're wearing on your nails? What's the shade you love this spring? ♥

Now, I'm gonna go kick some butt on NHL14, but I try to be back as soon as possible with some girly posts of some sort. Stay tuned, stay fabulous, and see you soon!

Have a fab day ♥