Κυριακή, 30 Μαρτίου 2014

Lazy Sunday Mornings

Alternative Title : Not getting out of bed!

After a 4-day trip, a serious case of overeating and some "missing my bed" moments, I decided that this Sunday I wouldn't get out of bed no matter what!

I broke this promise only for the sake of eating (what a surprise!) and went to the kitchen. Praline spread, some bread and I'm ready to go!! I wanted to make some tea, so I hovered a little over my tea collection -don't judge me people!! The winner for this morning being Lipton Strawberry Cupcake green tea and yes, it tastes as delicious as it sounds!

Back to bed, cozied up and ready to finally finish reading my L'OFFICIEL and catch up with some of my favourite blogs that I have seriously neglected this week.

What is your perfect Sunday morning?! 

+ here's a little something that got stuck in my head all week - enjoy!

Πέμπτη, 27 Μαρτίου 2014

The Vans Project

I've been trying to finish this project for the last two weeks. It doesn't seem much but for some reason (me, being useless in crafts maybe) it took longer than expected.

I wanted to transform my Vans for quite a while, as I had them since I was 16 years old and was a little over them. I went on and purchased some Marabu Textil Fabric paint in citrone and purple and a tub of Marabu Textil Plus in white - I went a little crazy with it, it would be more than ok with the small container.

First I covered the shoes with two layers of the white paint - or as much is needed for the black not to peek through - and then I  let them air dry until the fabric was no longer sticky. Then I proceeded in painting them in the colours I wanted. It took two to three layers of each to make it vibrant and opaque and in between I had to let the shoes dry completely. The last step is to iron the fabric over a thin cloth so it becomes permanent.

The ending result is just perfect for me, as I feel like I just got new shoes (yay)!! The colours are just perfect for spring and I cannot wait to wear them!!

Τρίτη, 25 Μαρτίου 2014

Spring Is All About The Florals

It's all about the Florals

Last time I checked, March is considered to be a Spring month.. therefore my obsession with florals is absolutely called for!! Spring is all about the florals anyway..
Whether it is a skirt, a little top, a sheer kimono (totally on trend - if I may say) or a full-on maxi dress, floral is a must have print for this season. It's a way to brighten your mood and your style and prepare yourself - and others - for the bright, bright, Sunshiny days that are about to come!!!
So what are you waiting for?! Floral it up!!

p.s. Have you noticed my new obsession with polyvore?! It's becoming my thing..

Κυριακή, 23 Μαρτίου 2014

Eat - Shop - Repeat

However hectic my week might be, I will always find time for lunch with my friends and some shopping - even if it's the smallest thing.

EAT : A walk around the centre of Athens - especially Ermou street - isn't complete if you don't take some time to go grab a bite to eat in one of all those great little places hidden in church squares. Of course I'm referring to Agia Irini Square, THE hotspot these days. Gina and I went to School Pizza Bar, a great place with even greater pizza!! This time (oh yes we've been there before) we tried the chicken pizza and we'll surely go back to taste each and every one from the menu!!

SHOP : Quick tip about me - I can't go past an H&M without going in and potentially getting something. This time I went small and got a simple V necklace and a cream color hair-bow. It isn't much, but I love this minimal necklace that can be worn everyday on its own or stacked. Now about the bow.. I admit.. it's a new addiction of mine!! Bows can turn any hairstyle into something great and of course, they're as girly as can be!!

So how did you spend your weekend?!

Πέμπτη, 20 Μαρτίου 2014

AVON superSHOCK MAX mascara

There's been sometime now that I wanted to share with you my current favourite mascara, which is of course the SuperSHOCK MAX from AVON. This is my second tube and I ended up getting it in the special edition packaging, which is so pretty and fabulous.
It has a rubber wand, really spikey and stiff that can get inbetween your lashes and seperate them wonderfuly. The result is not very dramatic but it's just what I need from my mascara. Makes my lashes fuller, longer and really bold!!
And if you want an extra oomf!! you can add a second coat and  have a better result.

Τρίτη, 18 Μαρτίου 2014

Orange Lip Trend

Orange Lip is a big trend for SS 14' and who am I to say no to that?! I love orange - or orang-ish - lip products for the warmer months and I think they look even better with a tan on. I gothered a selection of my favourite orange lipies and therefor I present them to you!!

MaxFactor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint (07)
This lip stain from MaxFactor is a beautyful coral colour that stays on the lips all day. It has the familiar finish of a stain - nor matte neither shiny but more lip-like - and it's very easy to apply as it is in the form of a sharpie.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter (015 Tutti Frutti)
A true orange with a really smooth buttery finish that glides on the lips easily. It has a shiny finish to it that resembles a gloss, but it's not sticky at all. It is sheer and really easy to wear and also very moisturising.

MC Basics Lipstick Pencil
Now this is a special product, as I got it with the latest issue of Marie Claire (hence the MC). It is a great peachy lipstick with a satin finish and a very moisturising texture. Its pencil form makes the application a piece of cake!!

Pupa Matte Lipstick (16)
This one is a really matte one, no shine whatsoever, but not dry at all. I think it's a wearable orange for spring or summer that suits both fair and darker skintones.

Peggy Sage (088 Capucine)
A bright orange lipstick that stays very well on the lips and has a little shine to it. Really great if you have a tan on as it will pop even more.

Golden Rose Velvet Matte Lipstick (06)
Really bright, really opaque and really orange. You wouldn't need anything else. As the name suggests it has a velvety texture without it being drying on the lips.

Sephora Collection Color Lip Last (16 Orange Rocks)
Last but not least, my favourite of them all!! It's a red-orange matte lipstick (although it looks more orange in the picture) that lasts on the lips for a really really long time. It glides on smoothly and has a pleasant strawberry scent to it.

So, these are my picks for the orange lip trend!! What are yours?!

Photos by: Georgina Sakellariou

Κυριακή, 16 Μαρτίου 2014

My Weekend In Photos

These two pictures summarise my weekend entirely, as it was all about relaxing and eating!!

On Saturday I was determined not to leave the house no matter what. I spend all day cocooning with Minnie on my lap, organising my future posts and of course, eating (Domino's is a dear friend of mine).

On Sunday I decided to leave the warmth of my house, as lunch with friends is a must do. I went for sushi at the Far East of the Mall Athens (another dear friend) and continued on my journey to try ALL the flavours of AriZona tea.

With my belly full of yummy food and fully relaxed it's time to finish a diy shoe project I've started this week - which you'll hear all about in an upcoming post - and prepare for the week that's coming!!

Love you lots xx

Πέμπτη, 13 Μαρτίου 2014

Essence Gel-Look Topcoat

As I promised, this is a review for my beloved Essence Gel-Look Topcoat. The term beloved really gives away the tone of the review, doesn't it?! But it's the truth..
This topcoat is my favourite these past months, as it gives a perfect finish to any nail polish (little exception for the mattes of course) and it makes my manicure last for weeks without chiping. The XXXL Shine claim is completely true and for the price of it I think it is a really good product that I would definately repurchase!!
The only downside to it - oh I hope it had none - is that it doesn't dry very quickly. So have patience girls, for perfect nails take time!!

Τρίτη, 11 Μαρτίου 2014

Spring Wishlist

Spring Wishlist

As much as the weather denies it, I am surely convinced.. Spring is here!
So, I decided to create a spring wishlist, just to be ready and prepared for my next shopping excursion.
First item I have set my mind on, is this flowy Daisy printed maxi skirt from Pull&Bear. It's perfect for this time of year and it's a piece that is missing from my wardrobe.
Next, in the bag&purses department, I've been wanting a pouch bag for ages, but I can never seem to find the right one for me. That it until I stumbled upon this Zara leather bag. It was love at first sight.
To compliment this look, I chose the Zara navy blue blutchers and the Pull&Bear t-shirt (a big thumbs up for the logo of the t-shirt - got to love Bowie)
Last but not least, there's the beauty factor!! As we all know orange lipstick is a trend this season and I could not be left without one (or two!!) new possesions. Combine this with my love for the Revlon matte balms and there you have it!!

+ the song behind the logo

Κυριακή, 9 Μαρτίου 2014

A Long Weekend

So I love long weekends.. Who doesn't? Especially when they start with a day walking around my favourite shops, a good friend and some frozen yogurt!! Yum...me!! is a favourite destination when it comes to frozen yogurt. With flavours of yogurt like cheesecake or kinder bueno, this place is like heaven to me!!

Skipping to the following morning and my favourite meal of the day, breakfast!!
Nothing is better in the morning - after a slightly crazy night out with friends -  than any variation of the english breakfast and a cup of tea to start a lazy, relaxing day.

And then there was Sherlock. Even though I have seen all 3 seasons, there is nothing that could stop me from seeing all episodes again and again and again. It's my company of choice for days like these, when I've decided to stay in and relax, and a perfect distraction (I'm a proud member of the Cumbercollective) from the tough week I have ahead.

Πέμπτη, 6 Μαρτίου 2014

Skincare Issues

Each girl has her own routine when it comes to skincare and even though I don't use that many products - I'm kind of a skincare newbie - I thought to myself  "why not?". So, these are the ones I go for.. Feel free to recommend any new products of your liking!!

AVON Solutions Complete Balance Oil-Free Foaming Cleanser :
This cleanser is perfect for combination to oily skin. It comes out in a foam consinstency and leaves the skin squeaky clean and fresh. The scent isn't very present, so if you are bothered with strong smells, this is the one for you!

CLINIQUE Exfoliating Scrub :
No mater how many scrubs I test out, I will always come back to this one! It's the holy grail of scrubs and the perfect one if you have oily skin like me. It has really small beeds in it so it doesn't scratch your face and has a slight tingly feeling if you leave it on for a few minutes. The skin feels SO smooth afterwards and all blackheads are gone..

L'OREAL Ideal Fresh Toner :
One of the two toners I've been testing (with the help of my trusty PomPons) and I think it turns into a must-have. The lemony scent and the fresh, revitilizing feeling that leaves to the skin is just everything one wants from a toner. 

AVON Solutions Freshest Pure Refreshing Toner :
Bought alongside the cleanser, those two make a pretty good duo. It has a more prominent scent to it, and puts back a little bit of the moisture the cleanser has taken away.

GARNIER Hydra-Adapt Hydra Match :
As you can tell by name, it's a moisturising cream. It has a gel-like consistency and a lemony, fresh scent to it (must be a recurring theme), that leaves the skin moisturised in no time. You only need a very small amount as a little goes a really long way with this product. One characteristic that makes it extra special is that it mattifies your face, as it is targeted for combination to oily skin.

So, what is your perfect skincare routine?

Τρίτη, 4 Μαρτίου 2014

Denim Diaries

Jeans : Pull&Bear
Special Credits to the Photographer : Georgina Sakellariou

Lately I had my mind set on a new pair of denim trousers for the springtime.. So when I saw that Pull&Bear had some high waisted jeans in their new Spring line, I rushed to find the perfect one for me!! This particular one has a straight fit reaching to the ankles, with a "modern" high waist line - just under the belly button - and some distressed patches that make it really street smart!!

Now that the weather is getting warmer - or so I wish - this is the perfect item to transition into spring and a great canvas that can support any look you are going for!! So... take a pair of jeans and let your creativity flow!! Spring is just around the corner..

Κυριακή, 2 Μαρτίου 2014

Weekends are all about Brunch

Saturday was a rainy day here in Athens and I was in need of a mood-brightener. The perfect way of doing that? Brunch of course!! So I headed down to the center of Athens, in a little hidden place called To Tsai. With its name meaning "the tea", this place doesn't disapoint at all as it has a great selection of tea drinks and other herbal infusions.
But back to the point, which is of course, the food! There is a brunch buffet here with anything a girl wants from her brunch. From soup of the day, to the classic scrambled eggs, to the not so classic - but equally yummy - vegetable noodles.
After I spend half of my day in this place, one thing is for sure : It's warm, cozy, with great food and great tea and I would totaly go back for a second round!! After all, I forgot all about the rainy weather outside and I guess it means something!!