Thursday, February 27, 2014


Oh no! I totally spaced on one part of my Master's degree application - I was supposed to hand in my MA thesis along with my grades list, ops - the deadline is tomorrow so I've been working away today. I've decided that my thesis topic will be fashion and literature of the Romantic period and the Victorian era. I think that could be fun. Anyways, I'm kind of bummed out that I have to wake up early and go to uni in the morning and queue to see my academic clerk and then go over to our branch's office to hand in all the documents. What a drag! I had planned on taking photos for the blog today but obviously, I was short on time so that didn't happened. Instead I'll show you a photo of what I had for lunch, because it was very tasty and also very healthy.

The Veggie salad: contains cucumber, cherry tomatoes, a mix of salads, arugula, pine nuts, balsamic and some olive oil. Basically you just wash everything and then chop it up and voila, it's done. I'm thinking of starting a cooking blog but more on that some other time. Oh I have one more recipe I want to share. I found this online and am dying to try it:

The alternative to fries:

Instructions: cut a sweet potato almost all the way through, drizzle with olive oil (or butter), add some sea salt and pepper over the top. Then bake at 220°C (425°F) for about 40 minutes. Looks pretty good right?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A special Files of new

Today has been a special hectic type of day. I woke up before 6 a.m. and had gone to sleep late, trying to solve an installation problem on my new computer. Anyways, I went to see my hairdresser and am super happy with the result. My hair feels good, it looks natural (well, the color is a dead ringer for my own hair color so I guess that shouldn't be a surprise!), I won't have to color my hair so much and I got a blow out and I love blow outs.

I got home, had some lunch (potato mushroom soup, so good) and got down to business. I had to contact my school but unfortunately that didn't come to the conclusion I was hoping for. Then I contacted Microsoft support about the installation issues I had been having. The guy on the phone was HORRIBLE. Not only did he obviously NOT understand computers AT ALL but he also had an attitude problem. I think he was just pissed off that he had to be working but still, that's  no excuse.

He sent me some links that were complete crap and then he said he'd call me back in two hours to give me time to go through the links. It took me about ten minutes and still my problem remained. So I went to the US website and contacted customer support via the chat and was connected to Marc, who was just divine. He connected to my computer and in no time found the problem and solved it.

So I'm very happy right now. Very tired too and should be doing school work but I need a break. By the way, I do want to mention my outfit. Sorry for the blurry photo, I was in a hurry to have lunch haha.How do you like my new hair color?

Anyways, I'm wearing my H&M pink coat, pink pashmina, H&M studded bag, F&F thick tights (it got cold again), River Island boots, pull&bear cardigan, Angel Eye London dress. I felt good in my outfit:) and even better as I was leaving after getting my hair done. Oh And I haven't forgotten about the lipstick challenge it's just that I wasn't wearing any and so I'm skipping this week and will resume the challenge next week. (I never wear make-up to the hairdresser's - just a tiny amount of foundation and some cheek stain and that's it.) Anyways, my new computer says hi! He's white and so cute that I named this post after him...

Friday, February 21, 2014

Blurry Lines

My outfit today was short and sweet. I wanted to go for very vibrant colors and a big fun factor. Unfortunately I only managed this poor blurry photo. And then I was just too tired after work to retake it. Oh well, I'll do better next time...

I'll update this post later with the outfit details when I'll be on the computer but for now I'll leave you with a photo of my most recent shoe purchase: Harajuku Lovers studded bowed sandals in a gorgeous pale yellow. I so cannot wait for Spring/Summer!! Aren't these sandals super cute? 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New and improved

If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen the photo below with the caption saying that I have started a new cleanse diet on Monday. I want to mention it in a bit more detail here. For the past year or two I have become very sloppy with my health - I haven't been exercising at all and I have been eating horrible unhealthy food. Junk food, fast food, overeating. Yuck. Especially during my exams I eat really unhealthily. Now that a new semester has started I decided to stop eating crap. That means no sweets (only allowed sugar in my coffee 1x a day), no junk food (especially chips, I eat way too many chips), no over eating (I have rather drastically reduced my food intake). I only started on Monday but I think I can already see a little bit of results. I also went running yesterday and although I though I was going to die during the run, I did feel pretty proud of myself afterwards.

The photo above was taken on Monday as I was returning home after work. I thought since I knew I wouldn't get any shoe saves done during the work/school week, I'd at least wear a cute outfit that I could show you. (I only have a few wintery pairs of shoes left and all are with heels and I don't do heels when I'm running around hectically during the week. I also have a few wellies left haha so maybe you'll see those. Otherwise I'll be saving the remaining pairs of heels during the weekends and posting them during the week.)

Wearing: Zara Woman DIYed boots (they were knee length and awkward so I shortened them to ankle boot height), Asos green coat, H&M doggie scarf, River Island black and white dress, Zara hat, Parfois backpack, Pull & bear cardigan.

And continuing with the Lipstick Challenge I was wearing my Tony Moly Bunny Gloss Bar in #5 "Juicy Peach". You can't really see that I'm wearing anything though. I should really start taking photos in the morning!

I also wanted to mention: I have a new photo cover! It's from Asos and it's this cute monster with heart eyes and vampy teeth. It might be a tad too big but whatever, for now it'll do. Anyways, I spent a lot of time at work this week and it has been quite a change since during my exams I was working from home. But I have a new project that's only doable from the lab so I've been going there a lot.

Now I'll show you another close-up photo for the Lipstick Challenge. It's from today and sorry that I look so tired. I hadn't slept well and had this really freaky dream with spiders. A spider won't creep me out in real life, but that's if there's one. Or two. But in my dream there were lots and it was really disturbing. Let's forget about the whole thing. Back to the make-up.

I used Tony Moly Bunny Glossy Bar in "Juicy Peach" again and I added a layer of Maybelline Popsticks in 030 "Pink Lollipop". For my eyes I kept things really naked hahha with Urban Decay "Naked 2" eye shadows (I used "Foxy" all over and then just a smidge of "YDK" for some sparkle). I  used the Urban Decay brush to apply the eyeshadows and I really like the brush. I also added some F&F metallics eyeshadow in "Oyster shell". For the rest of my face I used Garnier BB Cream in Light (though maybe it's a bit too dark for me in winter and I'll use it in summer when I'm "tanned") and on my cheekbones I used Dermacol blusher/bronzer color duo #4.


Have to run, it's time for lunch. (Mini pizzas might not be the healthiest to eat but I've been really good this whole week and it'll be a reward. Still no sweets for me though, boo hoo.) See you next time, xo.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Zoo Time

Sorry about not posting on Friday, I was beat. I had my exam on Thursday and thanks to all who wished me good luck - I passed! Friday I went to the lab to work and then M and I had a family dinner and at night a friend came over to the flat for some wine. Saturday was SUPER BUSY: lunch at my parents' place and then we went to the Zoo.

I didn't get that many photos done because I wasn't feeling too well but the photo above is my favorite. What a looker. I didn't save any shoes during the zoo trip because I wanted comfortable walkable shoes instead of anything high and mighty. So I wore old favorites - Topshop  studded ankle boots. I really liked my outfit but I think you can tell in the photos that I wasn't feeling my best. Trust me, that smile is strained.

Wearing: Topshop "Adios 2" studded ankle boots, Zara Woman jacket (new! I got it right after my exam), Topshop fake fur hat, Reserved coral dress, Bata leather gloves, Pull & Bear sweater (thank goodness I bought two of these, because they are in constant rotation), Mango bag (one of my favorites)

 I knew I'd be posting these photos this week so I chose a lipstick that would be perfect for the lipstick challenge - 070 Orange Crush popsticks by Maybelline. This lippy is almost clear with just a bit of color and it's perfect for when you don't want to be wearing anything too much and it's also good as a base for other lippies. I chose it because I didn't want to wear any lipstick and this is a perfect choice for that criteria.

I don't have a close-up of my face (I told you, I wasn't feeling too well) so you'll have to settle for a product photo of the lipstick itself. I actually have two of these in my lipstick collection (two of the same color, I have more from this range) and I use it quite a lot (one of the ones I have I lost the cover so I'm really trying to use it up asap and get rid of it) just instead of lip balm.

Last but not least (and sorry for this post being so random but Friday and Saturday a lot of things were happening so this post reflects that), Friday was my name day and to celebrate I went to lunch with my sister to one of my favorite restaurants Radost FX. It's a vegetarian/vegan restaurant and we're so lucky that it's close by to where we work. They have a really big selection of foods and although they definitely aren't the cheapest, I think the food is worth it. The service is good and the waitresses are very pleasant and I'm just really a fan of this place. We both had the Fricasse menu. It's vegan and absolutely divine. Well, that's it for now, see you soon, mwah!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Snow Bunny

I can't believe I forgot to post this shoe save sooner. It's from a week ago Friday, I wore this outfit to walk Mr. Pig and then I wore it to a dinner date. It was COLD. Thus the weather permitted me to wear my Moon Boots. I love these shoes!

Shoes saved: Moon Boots by Technica
Wearing: H&M coat, Topshop fake fur stole, Reserved dress, Pull& Bear black cardi, H&M old pink tights (need to buy some new ones!), for the dinner date I just swapped my pig walking bag for a different one, suitable for company:)

Just wanted to mention my make-up, I was having fun with my eyeliner and I love how it turned out! And this was before the lipstick challenge began so I'm not sure what I had on, though I think it was my favorite lippy from Etude House. Love that brand!

I'm taking a tiny break from the lipstick challenge this week, because I have my exams on Thursday and I know I'll be at home until I go to uni and I won't be saving any shoes or taking any photos. (Although I did venture out today because I had to go to the bank to pick up my new debit card. And I stopped by Iron Fist, I'll say more in my next post.) So, I have one more post lined up (a save from the weekend and my mini haul) and then that's it until Thursday! Please please please wish me luck! Oh and if you don't already, please follow me on instagram! See ya.