Thursday, September 27, 2012

Beauty Haul

I have to admit, when it comes to beauty I am a complete rookie. I just know how to use some basic techniques (I am asked by many girls though, to tutor them about my eyeliner techniques, and that is something I am proud of, be sure) but I really avoid experimenting. I always keep an eye on beauty blogs (Artemis, Stavroula, Irene, Evi, Sofia, Sophia I would buy tons of crap if it wasn't for you girls) and I love learning all those tips, in order to act smartlike in front of my girlfriends (evil laughter).

In the past, I used to be a real YSL and Dior make up fan, but as I got older I realised that the packaging was way more expensive than the inside, so I started to focus on exclusive make up brands like Mac, Bobbi Brown and -of course- my beloved Benefit cosmetics, that put the emphasis on the product they sell, not the fancy outside. So, let's take a look at my latest purchases:

  • Chloe Eau De Parfum I am not the person to stay faithful in a scent, but this one managed the unattainable: to make me buy a third bottle. If you happen to smell it, you have to know it's Froso.
  • They're Real Mascara, Benefit Searching for the right mascara is like a race. All I need is volume and intense color, but it seems to be quite difficult for a quest. That one is really good, but the bristles are a bit tough. I love the result though. Length, volume and black colour, all in one.
  • Naked 2 by Urban Decay This one is pure love, and it magically landed in Sephora some days before I was ready to buy it online. It's perfect, but I bet that's old news. It comes with a tiny lip gloss, which I'll be bying for sure. It stays on for hours and the consistency is not sticky at all. Almost as good as the Dior Addict lipglosses (I love them forever).
  • The PoreFessional by Benefit This one promised to do wonders, but I see no difference at all (sorry Benefit!). Maybe it's because I don't have a problematic skin complexion, but still I see no difference when I use it. An extra negative point: too pricey for that small quantity.
  • Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Make-Up by Benefit This is the perfect make up, for every girl that hates the cakey effect most foundations create when applied. A boost of radiance and health. I will buy it again, that's for sure.
  • Erase & Paste Concealer by Benefit My dark circles are the beauty problem of my life. This one is quite good, but you have to be in control of the quantity you use, because you only need a little bit of product. But, no matter how good it is, I hate sticking my hands in the product. And I hate that little spatula, too. It would be better if it was packaged in a tube.
  • High Beam by Benefit Go buy it, now! If you know how to use it properly, your face will look like a VS model's in pictures. And I never exaggerate about beauty products, you have to know.
  • Mythic Oil by L'Oreal I love its smell, I love the results, I love its feel, I love everything about it. My second bottle, as well.
  • Mythic Oil Hair Mask Just as good as the Hair Oil, you will not believe in your eyes. Hair looks smooth and shiny, as if you just came out from the most expensive hair salon.
  • Isadora Flex Tip Eye Liner The easiest to glide, with a really long stay result. A big plus: great quality for such a cheap product. Your eye-liner brush will no longer be needed.
  • Korres Kohl Eye Liner It's Greek, it's top quality and I love using it to create smudgy looks.
(Well, that was my first beauty post and I hope you like it)
Oh, and I would love to learn about your favorite products.

xoxo, 
Froso M.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Singing in the Rain via Spartoo.Gr

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Autumn started a bit abruptly this year, with chilly weather and sudden showers. And it's up to you, whether you'll stay at home, being grumpy or whether you'll put on your stylish wellies and splash into any possible pothole (I do it all the time). So, September is the month you realize the deep need for a pair of shoes that will keep your feet nice and dry. Ever since the duke of Wellington used them as a prerequisite for his hunting trips, not to mention Kate Moss and her unforgettable Coachella looks, those jelly beauties, in every possible color, are definately here to stay. Hunters made a huge boom into the market by the 2000s, and now they come in an endless array of designs and colors. And that was just a start, as many other -unexpected, I'd dare to say- companies, like Havaianas and Timberland have made their way to market of rainboots. They are pretty cheap too, so why choose only one? A black pair will always be there for you, but life is not just black and white; pick a bold pair and make those grey days a bit brighter.

Have a lovely autumn, you guys!
(and don't forget to sing in the rain)
xoxo,
Froso.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bidding Farewell

seven jeans, hm top, gina tricot necklace, balenciaga motorcycle, exe wedges
There we are, at the official starting point of Fall 2012. September started a bit abruptly for me, but as they say "you can't have a rainbow, without a little rain" (my planner is full of that kind of positive quotes, just for these f*****g days that everything seems to be wrong). It is the beginning of every season though, that gives everybody that fresh perspective to dream new dreams and set new goals; isn't it the essence of life, after all? No matter those sad incidents we all have to face from time to time (we are humans, never forget about that), the important thing is to have all these amazing people by your side, that will make your day a bit brighter. With a silly joke, with a call, even with a cup of coffee.
Search for the silver lining.
xoxo,
Froso.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Back To School via Spartoo.Gr

September is always that time of the year when I realize that time goes by really quickly, but it  is the time when the majority of changes/ starting points happen, as well. I really cannot realize that it's been almost 6 years since the last time I was a graduate student in the highschool nearby, and I can still sense that heavy morning walking from time to time. Some years later, I am at the opposite end of the spectrum -a teacher, that is- but still, some things never seem to change. The excitement is the same, and everything begins with the appropriate shopping spree, in search of the perfect school accessories that will make these gloomy September days a bit brighter.
First things come first, and what would be the perfect starting point, if it wasn't for the perfect backpack? Even if you are not in the age of carrying your books on your back (what a reduntant pain), you may have a brother, a cousin or a son that is. As a student, I was an avid Eastpack supporter, having a rotten pink and a blue backpack, to change according to my outfit. Eastpack bags are usually preferred, as they work like the perfect canvas for every kind of personal touch, like badges, pins, sequins, studs, pearls and anything that may work for you. Otherwise, in Spartoo.Gr you can choose between 50+ backpack brands in order to find the perfect one for you. And last but not least, my favorite detail of all time: the pencil case! That is something I think I will be doing for many-many years to come: buying colorful pens, board markers, highlighters, heart shaped post-it notes and many others bits and pieces, putting it all together in a stylish pencil case, so carefully picked, as if it would be used as a handbag. Currently I am using a butterfly pattern, pink one (never try to take the girl out of a woman) and a Union Jack one, for those times that I want to behave really professionally (no comments).

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What kind of backpack did you use to carry around as students?
Can't wait to hear from you!

xoxo,
Froso.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Best Cliché Ever

 ray ban folding wayfarers, hm tank, ichi floral shorts, converse shoes, balenciaga purse
No matter how many cities have I visited, or will I visit, there is only one that stole my heart from the first glance. Thessaloniki, a city full of places so diverse, yet so matching; a place that I love far more than I love the city I was born in, not because I've lived in it the best moments of my life (in fact, the shitty moments were many more than the good ones) but because throughout my staying in it I've met myself. Ever since, I am looking for every possible chance to take some hours off and go back to the crush of my life, enjoy its little roads, eat the best food in the world (nightlife I may not know, but good food -trust me- I know) and stroll around like there are no coulds, shoulds and woulds. It's those small joys that make the difference, and that is the best cliché ever.

Take care of yourselves
and be happy.

xoxo,
Froso.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Biker Heaven via Spartoo.Gr

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Ladies and gentlemen!
Summer is officially over, fall collections are all around (I am so excited about that), and I am working on my winter shoe wish-list. I just placed an order (key word: Nike) in Spartoo.Gr, and I still need to get some extra stuff to be ready for my fall outfits. At the top of my list, two words: biker boots! I didn't manage to find the perfect pair last year, but it was a nice surprise to come across a plethora of amazing designs in Spartoo.Gr. Some of them are quite pricey, some of them are not. But all of them are  made of the finest (and the sturdiest) leather materials, so you are supposed to keep them for many years to come. Quality over quantity, in practice.

Studs seem to take over the fashion scene this year, and who doesn't love that rock bling-bling, but the simpler versions are amazing as well. Combined with your everyday clothes, they will merchandise up even the simplest of outfits. I made a really thorough market investigation for you (well, for me as well) and I am here to propose the best of the best; All you have to do is search for the following brands: Air Step, Ash, Betty London, Koah, Palladium and probably many more that I didn't came across (the variety is incredible). Just take a look by yourselves, I am sure you'll fall in love.
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What's in your winter shoe wish-list?

xoxo,
Froso 
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