Tuesday, 30 September 2014

CAUDALIE: Your Face Needs Some Cs

Told you I'd be back. Honestly guys it feels so good to be back on my blog. I felt so horrible for neglecting it recently due to all the schoolwork. But you have been such a lovely and understanding bunch and I promise you..good things are coming. Consider it my way of saying thank you. :) 

Moving on to today's post, I've been playing up with my daytime and night-time skincare routines the past few months. I was not happy with my skin an I wanted to find the perfect combination of products that would give me the results I was searching for. Well guess what? I am finally 100% satisfied with all my products. And I believe that each and every one of them are working perfectly on their own, and as a cohesive whole. If you would like me to do a post showcasing all the products I am using, please let me know. It would be my pleasure. ^___^ But for now I want to focus on only one of those items, and it is this Caudalie Polyphenol-broad-spectrum,anti-wrinkle protection fluid (long name, but it works trust me). 
Once again, this is a product my mom got from Romania but of course you can find it anywhere they sell Caudalie products. Now I know I do not have wrinkles yet but this fluid contains SPF 20, no parabens (and other nasty ingredients), has a healthy dose of vitamin C (that my skin just eats up like crazy), smells like oranges and makes my skin look brighter and more alive after each use. I am so pleased with this product you have no idea. I usually apply two short strips of it on my fingers , rub it gently and apply it all over my face and neck (avoiding the eye areas). I haven't tried many products from this brand but this one..wow..If you ever pass by their counter and you look confused at the overwhelming amount of choices presented to you - go for this one, you will be happy you did. Just my opinion anyway, you be the judge! Have a lovely evening!! 
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Monday, 29 September 2014

FALLing in Love with H&M

So how are you keeping up with your reading so far? I am super relieved because I have officially caught up with all my classes and my two assignments are on their way. Few..I think we both deserve a break don't we? 

I haven't been shopping much lately, simply because I have a lot of fall and winter clothes ready to go (hey it's Canada, 97% of my closet is sweaters) and so I felt no need to go out and buy more. However, I did take a peek in many of my favorite shops this weekend and I mean come on, how could a girl stay away? Fall being MY season, that's right it's mine :-P I get extremely excited when I see numerous articles in more fallish colors like blood red, black, army green and just recently...pumpkin orange. I can honestly say that I own 0 orange anything (clothes, belts, shoes, accessories, etc.) because I'm not a fan of that color. Yet I found myself extremely drawn to this gorgeous long sweater-dress from H&M.. I don;t know, to me it just screams Halloween and pumpkins and autumn. I just love it so much! And I was surprised to see that I wear orange pretty well, what do you think? I will for sure put a more decent picture up on my Facebook page soon. So don't miss that because these 2 pics do not do the sweater justice I tell you. Now it is a bit low cut so I do slip on a black laced tank..Notice me holding on to the side - major photo no-no avoided. Few.

The second sweater-dress I tried on got me major laughs from my boyfriend. He told me that if I would lie down on the front lawn I would completely blend-in with the grass. And I can see where he's coming from, this fuzzy trend is not sticking with me so far. I've heard people say that such clothes are extremely comfy and soft but I found this article of clothing in particular to be quite itchy and ...hairy..If that makes any sense. Love the color though. This dark forest green knitted jumper is way too big for me and I feel like a muppet. What do you think of this trend? Yey or nay for fall?
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

How to Listen to Boring Lectures

I know..I know. This is a bit rude from my part not to post anything for so long. I seriously apologize you guys, it is not fair to you. However, I pinky promise that I will get back on track very soon - after my first big assignments are submitted at school. -_- I'm sure you can relate. But..I have been very good with keeping up with my video posting schedule on YouTube. :) And I'm not going to ruin the surprise but something is coming on there that I am sure you will like. Or at least I hope you will. Filming it this Saturday actually. I'm super excited to see your reaction to it! Ok I'm not going to say anything more...Today I wanted to share with you a short video about How to Listen to Boring Lectures. :O It would be really fun if we could share what are most boring classes are this semester. Don't you think??? :-P I hope you enjoy this video!! I miss you guys :(


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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Time Management: School Edition

With so many of you requesting a time management video, I've decided to make not one..but maybe 3-4 such videos! :O Say what? The first one is focused on school and only school, that is how to better organize and plan your time when it comes to assignments, homework, reading, studying, etc. So I will stop rambling on and on, and let you check it out. I hope you enjoy it! And good luck with everything! And remember, I've got your back. :)


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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Allposters.ca - Breaking Bad

For those of you following me on Twitter, you already know I was anxiously waiting for a certain poster to arrive. Now I usually stick to Amazon for, well for everything I order. I have this old-granny mentality that tells me not to trust online stores for some strange reason. However, this time around Amazon did not have the item I wanted and the second option was super over-priced. So I said hey, let's try something else for a change (I was feeling adventurous that day). Instead, I went on a highly recommended Canadian website called AllPosters.ca and guess what? It had my dream poster AND it was under 10$ - I mean come on. Yes, I did create an account and ordered the lovely thing and then I played the waiting game. 

You see, I assumed that the package would arrive from somewhere in Ontario (don't ask me how I came to that conclusion, I don't know) and when I saw that the item was shipped on the day I ordered it (the 18th of August I believe) I was super excited. I thought it would come in max 3-4 days but boy was I wrong. On the site it said that the estimated time of delivery would be between August 20th and August 28th. And yes, it arrived August 28th. -_- Now you may think I am being impatient but I am comparing this to Amazon deliveries that usually take 1-2 days to get to my house. So in this regard, I was disappointed.

However, the poster came super-well packaged and sealed, it was PERFECT. It is perfect. And I absolutely love it. But you be the judge. 

This being said, I would re-purchase other posters on Allposters but this time, I'll keep in mind that the delivery speed might be a bit a la escargo if you know what I mean. :-P So... WHO LOVES BREAKING BAD??? I doo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Monday, 15 September 2014

YVES ROCHER: Nutrition Body Lotion

Ever since my mom got us a huge tub of coconut oil, I haven't been trying out any body lotions because let's face it - coconut oil is just out of this world. However, when I saw this beauty at Yves Rocher and committed the grave error of smelling it...well then this happened. I now have the Nutrition - Nourishing Body Lotion for Dry Skin in my hands. OMG you guys - you don't know the definition of silky legs until you've tried this. I mean, this lotion is so soft and nourishing and it absorbs super fast...I just have no words. I've only been using it on my legs because I use the coconut oil on everything else (I'm trying to keep it as natural as I can these days) but woah..Does this thing ever work. It smells like almonds with a soft honey and warm feel to it. So I say, perfect for the upcoming cold months ey? And for those of you with sensitive and dry skin, don't panic, this product is very gentle and will not irritate your skin (from my observation anyway). Definitely give it a go if you're ever in the store. 

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Friday, 12 September 2014

APIVITA: Made in Greece

My parents' recent trip to Romania resulted in a lot of things, happiness, new energy and memories, and of course (for us girls) new beauty products from Europe. My mom truly spoiled me this time and got a hold of a few skin care items I've never even heard of before. Today, I would like to introduce one of them to you, and it's the APIVITA - Natural Serum. This little glass bottle is made in Greece and it is said to have a green tea infusion as a base instead of water (what most serums use) so that it boosts up the antioxidants already included in the product. If you want all the info on this beauty I actually did find it on the company's official website but to sum it up for you: this thing is DA BOMB! I mean it is so hydrating and natural (free of Parabens, Silicones and other nasty stuff) that my skin is super silky smooth every morning. It appears brighter, my complexion is even, I haven't had ANY acne breakouts since using this and I love my skin so much right now I'm not wearing any makeup at all. 
The application is quite simple, you put a few drops of the serum using the ...euh.. I don't know how to say it in English but the French word for it is pipette or comptes-gouttes...Anyway, you only need a tiny bit of this opaque serum and you massage it all over your skin and neck (avoid the eye area) before you go to sleep (or in the morning...but I do it at night) and there you go..You just wake up with bright, healthy, glowing from within skin. I am not even kidding you guys, I don't know what I'm going to do when I run out of this thing..It has become a staple skin care product in my beauty regimen. If you can find this thing...give it a go! Seriously, you'll never go back to any serum ever again. 
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