Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Daily Obsessions

Each one of us has some daily obsessions. Small things or routines that we are stuck to and make us happier. There is a brief description of my small obsessions, ever since I remember myself:
  1. Lip Balms: I have lip balms all over the house, next to my bed, on my office, on the coffee table, on the kitchen counter, in the bathroom, 4 in my bag, seriously EVERYWHERE! It may sound crazy, but if my lips run dry I lose my good mood (yes, I am a freaky person sometimes!).
  2. Fashion Magazines: I am the first one to buy my favourite fashion magazines at the beginning of each month. It's a kind of relaxing ritual, browsing magazines with a cup of hot coffee. Alone. That is how I kick the stress out of me.
  3. White Tank Tops: I always seek for new ones, I can never have enough. They are like a canvas for the days that I have nothing to wear!
  4. Stripes: Especially nautical stripes in clothes always catch my attention when shopping.
  5. Leopard Print: I love that print, I find it very sexy and it is so exprssive of me that it is everywhere in my daily life: clothes, sheets, couch covers, accessories etc. I try not to exaggerate but sometimes I really do...

So, to know us better, what is your daily obsession?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Beauty Products I Will Buy Over and Over Again

  1. Second Skin Make-up, Max Factor: That thing is really invisible, I do not really like heavy complexions and in that I found everything I wanted from a foundation!
  2. Mac Concealer: Perfect coverage for a person who always has dark circles, no matter what.
  3. Meteorites Powder, Guerlain: It is the best sheer powder in the cosmetic world, it works as a protective veil for the make-up and it always helps when you overdo it with blush! Not to mention that it lasts for ages.
  4. Hypnose Mascara, Lancome: No Comments!
  5. Le Crayon Khol, Lancome: Perfect eye-liner, stays on for many hours!
  6. Iced Lotus Blush, Clinique: Perfect blush for such a fair skin girl.
  7. Levres Scintillantes Lip-gloss, Chanel: Love their wide range of colours and their unique feeling on the lips.

I never buy a beauty product twice, you should know that I am very picky concerning beauty products. But these products, I will be buying them for as long as they are sold!

What is your all time favourite make-up product?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Top On-line Shopping Spots

As if real shopping was not enough, a couple of years ago I started shopping on-line. That means that I can shop 24/7 (a thing not so good for my wallet)! I hate the thing that I have to wait to get my order, but on the Internet you can save a lot of money, concerning the fact that there are sales all year long!

Well, there is a list of my favorite, secure and tested online shops:
  • net-a-porter.com (amazing sales section)
  • asos.com (lovely T-Shirts, great discounts, quick delivery)
  • matchesfashion.com (always something special to crave)
  • topshop.com (everybody knows the reason why)
  • outnet.com (you can find Balmain 85% off!!!)
  • luisaviaroma.com (luxury goods, great sales)
  • play.com (the greatest and cheapest music T-shirts I have ever seen)
  • strawberry.net (great discounts in make-up stuff and fragrances, free shipping worldwide)
  • feelunique.com (home stuff, make-up, clothes etc. free delivery worldwide)
  • cheapsmells.com (great discounts in fragrances)
  • amazon.co.uk (great choices, wonderful books, many options!)
By the way, I don't trust e-bay, I don't have any personal experience but you cannot always control the authenticity of the purchased products. And for me, that is a problem.

Do you know any other on-line shops worth visiting? I will be so happy to hear your responses!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Gift Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, you meet old friends, you are in a happier mood (well, I am usually a bit grumpy some of those days, but never mind), you eat delicious cooked meals and of course you get presents! But you have to give presents too, and that is the difficult part because suddenly you cannot think of anything interesting.. Here are some helpful ideas:

For Him (including boyfriends, friends, brothers, fathers etc):
  • Gadgets (video games, i-pods, digital cameras, funny stuff -men are always children in heart-)
  • Tickets (for a football match or for a concert, be sure that he will love you!)
  • Vintage T-Shirts and Hoodies (wearable and cool)
  • Underwear (of course I am speaking about boyfriends, I would never buy a pair of briefs to my father, for God's sake!)
  • Small leather goods (wallets, gloves, belts)
  • Accessories (scarves, cufflings, earrings -if he has pierced ears-, ties)
  • DVD Box Sets
  • Coffee Table books according to his interests (style, football, playboy, whatever!)
  • Massage Gift Cards (everybody loves a good, rejuvenating massage)

For Her (including girlfriends, sisters, mothers, grandmothers etc):
  • Scented candles (always appreciated by stylish recipients)
  • Tiny designer things that give a touch of glamour to our everyday life (brooches, key rings, pretty compact mirrors, pens, umbrellas etc)
  • Personalized stuff (a specially made gift is always welcome, think of personalized jewelery, a mug with a picture of you together or something like this)
  • Cute make-up bags, or make-up accessories (a nice mac brush from natural hair will surely be deeply appreciated, rather than one more pair of earrings)
  • Bath products (come on, we always love pampering ourselves with oils, moisturizers, scrubs -also known as the Cleopatra syndrome-)
  • Manicure / Pedicure / Massage / Professional Make-up gift cards (which woman would ever say no?)
  • A nice set of pj's or a funny pair of socks (I love wearing my Spiderman ones!)
  • Coffee-table books, or books in general (personally, a book that has to do with style is the best gift)
  • Make-up stuff (because we can never get enough!)

Those are some propositions to make your life a bit easier. But, above all, make sure that you will give your presents combined with pure love. That is what will make the difference.

If you have something more to add, let me know!

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