Friday, 12 July 2019

Summer sales shopping guide

Hello lovelies!

Summer sales are still going on, so I thought it would be fun to share my little shopping list and a few  tips on how to successfully shop on sales!
We're all happy when we're able to get a good deal, but it's important to keep focus on the things you really need: Often we buy something only because it was an "amazing deal", only to find ourselves never actually reaching for this item!
Before going shopping, take a look at your closet to check what you actually need, and it's also a good idea to browse through fashion magazines, favourite fashion blogs or instagram profiles, to get inspired as to in what direction do you want your style to go this season.
It's good to update your existing wardrobe and style with a few key items of the new season.

On-line shopping is great because it gives you the possibility of avoiding crowded shops, and you can also find great sales and deals on line.

de.zapaka.com is one of those on line shopping destinations that offer a big selection of latest trends at affordable prices.

They have a beautiful selection of retro dresses, and I particularly liked this model, because of its delicate floral print and a beautiful color!




This retro floral dress is available here: 
https://de.zapaka.com/collections/swing/products/retro-flower-print-swing

Another beautiful summer dress that caught my eye is this yellow lemon print swing dress:




I'm in love with this dress! Lemon is also very trendy print this summer, I've seen it on T-shirts, shorts, dresses...
This lemon print dress is available here:
https://de.zapaka.com/collections/swing/products/yellow-lemon-print


Zapaka web shop also offers a lot of pretty accessories, from jewellery to sunglasses etc.

My favourite pieces from their necklace collection is this dainty pearl shell necklace:




This necklace is so delicate, it'll go with absolutely any outfit!
The necklace is available here: https://de.zapaka.com/collections/accessories/products/pearl-shell-necklace


Since we're in summertime, sunglasses are a must and this season cat eye sunnies are the top choice!





Black cat eye sunglasses are very chic and it's a model that I personally love!

Zapaka store also has their youtube channel where they share customer's reviews and fashion tips!

You can check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf2LiYV567DiA1d-8djqb1w  


If you're interested in getting anything from their collection, why not benefit from a bit of a discount? For all my readers, Zapaka has prepared a discount code: BLOG10 
10% off entire order (one use per customer)

I hope this post inspired you a bit!



* in collaboration with Zapaka

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Summer 2019. must have dresses

Hello guys!

As you already know, here on my blog I like to talk about fashion and share with you inspiring outfit ideas and shopping tips and so for this post I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite styles of dresses for this summer season.

In summertime, when the weather is hot, I'm all for wearing easy breezy dresses...I love floral prints, romantic style, and this is also one of the biggest trends this summer.
Summer dresses are easy to wear, you don't need to think too much about styling, just throw the dress on, add some dainty accessories, and you're ready to go!

dresssure.com is one of those affordable on line shopping destinations that always keeps up with the latest trends in fashion.
I heard about them many times before, so I decided to check out their current offer and present you some of the hottest summer trends that they currently offer at very affordable prices.

Remember, now we're in the middle of summer sales, so it's definitely the right time to add a piece or two in your existing wardrobe and update your style.

Summer is also a period when most parties take place, because of the nice weather and the possibility to celebrate outdoors.

I recommend you to check vintage party dresses sales and pick your favourite!
As I've mentioned before, floral print dresses are a big trend this season, and from dresssure.com this is definitely one of my favourite:




The color, the print and the model...I absolutely love everything about this dress!

I know that floral print isn't everyone's cup of tea...some women prefer wearing sexy women bodycon dresses and I personally fell in love with this one:




Another quite romantic style model, but the polka dot pattern makes this dress super cute and a timeless piece basically.


Bohemian style is also very current for this summer season, and I suggest a dress like this one:



The whole styling here is definitely a spot on! I actually love to wear maxi dresses with leather or suede boots, it looks very chic and bohemian.

Denim dress is another big trend this summer, but you don't have to worry that it'll go out of style any time soon: A good denim dress can actually be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come! You can definitely consider it an investment piece.



Last, but not least, is another trend that's here to stay is ethnic print dress, such piece will never go out of style!




If you fancied any of the dresses I showed you (or anything else from the store's big offer), you can use a coupon code at checkout: BLOG5 for all the items 5$ OFF, I hope some of you find it handy!


Let me know what style of dresses do you prefer to wear this summer?





* in collaboration with dresssure.com

My Name Necklace: Personalized Jewellery

Hello beauties!

Today I feel inspired to share with you another blog post. In this one I'd like to talk about my current jewellery obsession.
I used to wear a lot of custom jewellery, bold and chunky statement pieces, but over the years my style has changed and grown and today I'm all about dainty jewellery and pieces that are made to last.
I love jewellery that tells a story, such as personalized name on necklace , such pieces obviously have special meaning and are also a great gift idea.

I actually already own my name necklace, it's sterling silver, and it was a gift from my Mum for one Christmas many years ago. I still love to wear it and I'm also often pairing it with other dainty pieces that I own.
This kind of jewellery will never go out of style.

At Getnamenecklace web shop they have a big selection of personalized jewellery at cheap prices.

Very popular necklaces among Mums are personalized kids charms necklace, the price of these necklaces can be quite high, so it's good to know there is a much more convenient option to choose from.

This is also such a great gift idea for all Mums!



Similar necklace is definitely on my wish list!


I'm also loving custom infinity name necklace as they have a special meaning of an eternal love and bond.
The options are many, but this simple one is my favourite and you can choose how many names do you want to have engraved.




Cross necklaces are also good gift option to all who see it as a sign of faith, and cross necklaces will never be outdated.

I particularly like this dainty model:



You can shop here and check the rest of the jewellery selection.

At Getnamenecklace you'll find a big selection of rings, necklaces, bracelets & earrings, special collection jewellery and charms, and also a lot of gift ideas for Mom, Grandma, Friends, Kids, Him or Her!

These days I never take off my 3 golden necklaces with Angel, Heart and "Morcic", my hometown's good luck charm. I'll tell you more about it in another post if you'd like me to!

Let me know do you have a favourite jewellery piece and what did you put on your wish list after reading this post?



* in collaboration with Getnamenecklace.com

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Hello guys, I'm back with 5 outfits to inspire good mood!

Hello guys!

Long time no chat!
It's been a while since my last post, I actually can't believe it's been almost 6 months.
What started like a mini break from posting, turned into a very long period without me being active here :-/
The reason for that is mainly the fact that I rarely have time free to dedicate to posting. I'm trying really hard to keep up with my youtube channel, and post at least one video a week, but combining that with working on my blog posts, well it was just too much.
Lately my hubby has been travelling a lot for work, so during the weekdays I'm alone with my little one, and on weekends, when my hubby's at home, I work. So it's been tough and we've been super busy. I hope you'll understand. I never really thought of quitting my blog, it's just that sometimes I prefer to go to sleep, rather than staying awake to blog, whilst my little one is taking a nap.
I really trully enjoy motherhood and it's my choice to dedicate myself fully to it: Everything else comes after that! 

Anyway, I'm going to try really hard to come back to posting, as often as I can! Now it's a little past midnight, my son is asleep, and I'm typing this post for you, because, clearly I feel motivated!

I'd like to share with you 5 outfits that are easy to wear, quite casual, but meant to inspire good mood, as this is what fashion is all about!

Here in Italy we've been under a true heat wave, with very high temperatures during the day and night!
My style hasn't changed too much since I became a Mum, only now I prefer to wear functional, comfy and practical clothes and footwear. I'm constantly running around, or running after my little one, at least I want to feel good in what I'm wearing!
Of course, I still like it to be cute and on trend, with a touch of personal style.
In my wardrobe, you can find a lot of denim, rompers/ jumpsuits, cool print cotton tees, and comfy footwear: boots and sneakers.

Outfit # 01

I'm wearing my cotton grey tee paired with this cozy white romper from H&M.
I have a neon yellow Converse, Ray ban sunnies, and a denim shirt in case it gets a bit chilly in the afternoon.


Outfit # 02

I'm wearing my good old skinny jeans from Zara, paired with colorful cotton tee, and a fringe jacket by Hollister.
Again, I'm wearing super comfy footwear, and a colorful necklace, to add that summer touch to the outfit.


Outfit # 03


This outfit calls for summer vacation!
In fact, I'm wearing this super cozy and colorful jumpsuit by Hollister that I always bring with me on my summer vacations. I paired it with a crochet knit sweater on top, as it was a bit windy that day.
White All Star sneakers are my must have!




Outfit # 04

I enjoy wearing mini white skirt in summer time and it can be denim, or leather, as in this photo (from Zara). As I've mentioned, I like to complete my looks with something denim: It can be a jacket, shirt, or even a vest, I think it always looks nice and gives to the outfit that comfy everyday feel.




Outfit # 05

This outfit is super casual as I'm wearing a pair of jeggings and a simple grey sweatshirt, but the colorful boots make it cuter and more interesting.



Lastly, don't forget to smile!
Whatever you're wearing, it can look amazing if you have enough confidence and positive attitude!

I hope you enjoy this post!
Please leave me your comments, I'd love to hear from you.
I hope I'll chat to you soon :-)

xo from Italy,


Monday, 4 February 2019

Winter sales shopping guide

Hello lovelies!



My post today is a little shopping guide for the sales season. January and February are months when we tend do spend a bit more because there are "awesome" sales going on. More often than not, we end up buying things only because they were amazing deals but, did we really need them? Are we going to make a lot of use out of them?

PLAN AHEAD OF TIME:

Before hitting the stores, it's better to have an idea or a plan and even writing it down on paper or in your phone's agenda helps us prioritize the key items that we are really looking to buy.

STAY AWAY FROM TEMPTATION:

If you're trying not to go too crazy on sales, try to stay away from shopping malls or window shopping as these "activities" will certainly tempt you to buy more than you originally planned! Plus, there are so many more interesting ways to spend time than going shopping, trust me!

STAY WITHIN BUDGET:

But if you need a certain piece or need to renew your wardrobe for the season, always keep in mind to stay within your budget and only buy things that you really need and that look great on you - things that you'll actually want to wear more than just a few times!
There are some famous on-line shopping destinations where you can get good deals, such as luvyle

MY SUGGESTIONS ON VERSATILE FASHION PIECES:


Here are some suggestions of mine and pieces that I'd pick up during this winter's sales to renew my wardrobe.

If you're looking for cute casual dresses here are some very cute and affordable pieces:







These dresses are very versatile so you can wear them for many different occasions. I love how they're easy to wear and easy to style, this definitely means that you'll get a lot of use out of them throughout the whole year.

Now it's also the right time to find that perfect pair (or two!) of women long pants 
High waisted pants and palazzo pants are very popular this season, so here are a few models that I recommend:



And these following ones I had to mention, because they're super soft & cozy, great for lounging around the house!



I tried to get things that I'll be able to use a lot and that won't go out of style with the next season! 
I hope this inspired you.

Feel free to share with me your recent purchases!


xo from Italy,






* in collaboration with luvyle

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Dr. Hauschka Skincare Review

Hello beauties!

In this post I'd like to present to you another skincare brand that I've been loving and using religiously in my beauty routine! I'm talking about 100% certified natural cosmetics- free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives, made in Germany, Dr. HauschkaI discovered Dr. Hauschka many years ago, whilst I was still living in Croatia. At the time I only used a few products from them (such as lip balms, I always loved them because they were very nourishing).
Over the past few years I tried quite a few products from Dr. Hauschka and I was always very pleased with how gentle, carring and effective they were on my skin. Now that my skin is dry, I find that their cult product Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream, really saved my life! It makes my skin look younger and plumper and I just adore this product. For people with more oily/ combination skin, I recommend the same cream in the "light" version. 


At FeelUnique.com I ordered this Dr. Hauschka Radiant Rose Beauty Kit.





Dr. Hauschka Radiant Rose Beauty Kit Includes:

Rose Day Cream
Facial Toner
Soothing Cleansing Milk

These here are all the products I got:

Rose Day Cream

- nurtures, protects and soothes.
Ideal for dry, sensitive and irritated skin. Rose wax, shea butter, rose petals and rose hips hydrate, protect and support skin renewal.


I use this cream at morning, before foundation or bb cream, but also at night as it feels extra nourishing!



Facial Toner

- enlivens and fortifies
It's created for normal, dry and sensitive skin. Anthyllis and witch hazel extracts visibly refine pores and support skin's natural firmness and elasticity.


I usually love using Rose Water as a toner, but in this Dr. Hauschka kit, I discovered this facial toner that is also really pleasant on my skin and I can recommend it to anyone whose skin needs extra pampering!





Soothing Cleansing Milk

- cleanser, makeup remover.
Gentle cleanser for sensitive skin, ideal for makeup removal, or even as a shaving lotion! (it's quite a multi-purpose product!)

It contains Anthyllis, jojoba and almond oil, which effectively cleanse skin and calm sensitive skin, with cooling and soothing effect.





Products come in 30 ml containers each and the price of the kit is around € 36 (now is on promotion for € 25, so I have to order it again, as I'm already running low on rose day cream - my skin seems to "drink" that stuff!).

Over the last couple of years, I'm really trying to use more natural skincare and body care brands in my beauty routine, and Dr. Hauschka is one of my long time favorites!

Have you ever tried anything from this brand or from their makeup range (I still haven't, but would love to pick up a piece or two!)

Let me know your recommendations!


xo from Italy,





* more fashion & beauty articles at Glam Express

Drugstore Skincare Faves | Himalaya Beauty Products Review & My Recommendations!



Hello beauties!



For todays post, I'd like to share with you some products from Himalaya Herbals and the Himalaya Botanique line that I love! I discovered Himalaya products a couple of years ago when they arrived at my local beauty store in Croatia but since recently they're available even here in Italy, at my local supermarket.They have very convenient price point, so I picked a few products that I needed to complete my beauty routine and I have to say that I've been loving them! That's why I wanted to share my faves and recommend these to you, too!


I use quite a few skincare products from Himalaya and I also tested out something from their line for kids and babies.


For my face, I've been using Himalaya Peel Off Mask with almond & cucumber. It eliminates all the dirt and dark spots, makes your skin feel firm and youthful. I try to do this treatment two times a week, leaving it on my face for 15-20 min, until the mask is completely dry.

I also love, love, love the Intensive Hydration Cream with Vitamin E, wheatgerm and sweet almond. The packaging is huge, 150 ml, and the price is under 5 €. This cream can be used for hands and body too, it nourishes skin and keeps it soft & supple, protecting it from environmental damage. It moisturizes even the extremely dry areas on your skin. My skin is quite thirsty these days, so this cream is the best!

The Exfoliating Face Cleanser (for all skin types) is suitable for everyday use. It contains Apricot and Aloe Vera, and it's Paraben, SLS/SLES and soap free. It gently exfoliates and leaves my skin feeling fresh and looking radiant.



I had extremely dry lips and Himalaya Cocoa Butter Lip Balm really was a life saver! It prevets cracking, chapping and drying and it smells awesome too!




From the Himalaya Botanique line, I've tried the Whitening Complete Care ToothpasteIt is a bit more pricey than the rest of the products (around 7-ish €), but trust me, it's the best toothpaste I've used so far, as it really gives me that whitening effect but with still being very delicate on my teeth and gums. Simply peppermint toothpaste takes the plant enzyms of Bromelain and Papain, and combines them with the power of Neem, Xylitol and Peppermint leaf. It's fluoride free, sodium lauryl sulfate free, carrageenan and gluten free.



For my little son, I've been using this Baby Talc Powder with olive oil and almonds. It's very delicate and gentle on baby's skin. I put it directly on a clean diaper, when changing my little one and it keeps that area dry and protected from irritation. You can actually use baby talc in many different ways even in adult beauty routine, it may even serve you as a dry shampoo!

Have you ever tried Himalaya products?
If so, share with me your favorites!

I'll be going to my local drugstore soon, to pick up another thing or two from them, since they're so great and so convenient price wise.


xo from Italy,




* more fashion & beauty topics available at Glam Express

L'Oreal Preference Hair Color Review & Demo | Dark Natural Brown #4 Tahiti


Hello beauties!

As you probably already know, for over a year now, I've been coloring my hair at home and a few months ago I decided to go ombre. I've had the ombre look before, but it was always professionally done.
When touching up my roots at home with light blonde, they would either go towards yellow, or turn out very brassy, so I've decided to buy a darker shade, to create the ombre effect.
At first, I was using the natural cold blonde or dark ash blonde shades, some from drugstore brands, some were professional hair colors, but recently I decided to go even darker! This is the darkest I've been in a long time!

I've purchased the shade #4 Tahiti by L'Oreal Preference and it's a dark natural brown color. This certainly would not have nice results if I put it on my blonde lengths (I could end up with a green hair!!!) but on my brassy roots, it took a perfect tone! I absolutely loved it and it didn't have any unwanted red undertones, just a very natural brown shade.

This is the last box hair dye that I tried before my mommy makeover (two weeks ago) when I went back to blonde (professionally done at hair salon in Italy).

Even though my hair is different color now, I wanted to quickly review this one, as I think it might be interesting to some of you!

It covers all the grays nicely and it leaves your hair very soft and nicely scented (thanks to the conditioner that comes with the color, it's really amazing!)



The color is pretty long lasting and it seems pretty nourishing as well: In the kit you'll actually get a little oil capsule that you're supposed to mix with the color and developer; this is one extra step to help protect and nourish your hair, whilst coloring it and I think it really works!



So far, this is one of my favorite colors and coloring lines (I might try different, but similar shades, from the same L'Oreal Preference line).

I've had a similar hair color a couple of years ago and it was done by a hair salon, but, can you even tell the difference??




If you'd like to find out more about this hair color and see a little demo of how I color my hair at home, you can watch my chatty video review here:




Have you ever tried coloring your hair at home?
How did that work out for you? Share with me your experiences, below.

xo from Italy,





* read more fashion & beauty articles at Glam Express

Thursday, 17 January 2019

My 8 Favourite Nail Polishes For Winter Season

Hello beauties!



I usually don't have time to always have painted nails (mom life ha!), so I usually stick to a clear nail polish that also cares for my nails but during the weekends, when I'm at work, I decided to make an extra effort and find the time to wear these beautiful shades:


Red is a must in winter time, especially during the festive season! It makes you look and feel very feminine and put together and it's also said to bring luck in the New year!

I also enjoy wearing sparkly and glittery nail polishes: I love these two shades and they're also very long lasting, which is an added bonus, since I don't have much time to change nail polishes, but I do want them to look pretty.



Glitter top coats are ideal when you want to spice up your regular nail polish, jazz it up a bit! :-)


This is such a pretty shade, it makes your nails look ultra glam, as if you were wearing jewels on your nails, and it has such a high shine!



My last two faves are by Kiko and OPI.
These are also the brands that I prefer when I'm picking my nail polish.
I also like essie, but I have mostly neutral shades from this brand, ideal for everyday wear.

When I'm at work, and work with clients, I like to dedicate special care to my nails and hands, knowing that they look nice, makes me feel more confident and at ease.
In this cold winter period, let me remind you to always use a good hand cream, especially when you go outside and before going to bed! Yves Rocher is one of my favourite brands for a good nourishing hand cream.

I hope this inspired you!
Let me know, which shade of nail polish do you prefer to wear during winter?



xo from Italy,




* read my fashion & beauty articles on Glam Express

Thursday, 10 January 2019

MISSLOOK Women's Long Sleeve Dress Review & OOTD




Hello beauties!
In my previous post I already explained why I wasn't very active on my blog & other social medias during the holiday season, but now I'm back to my regular routine and I wanted to show you a dress that I received just a few days before Christmas.
We spent Christmas in Italy at my in-laws, and the next day we travelled to Croatia!


We had a big Christmas lunch with my hubby's family, and chilled for the rest of the day (we'll take the word "chill" loosely, as with a little toddler running around, you can never actually "chill", lol!)
But kids are all the fun and the beauty of holidays, I believe!

I  wanted to share a quick OOTD, as I managed to take a few outfit photos (wearing my new dress from MissLook).

Wine red color is just perfect for the holidays and I actually enjoy wearing it throughout the whole fall and winter season. It's quite cold in Italy these days but I did some serious layering to keep myself warm!






OUTFIT DEETS:

Dress is from MissLook, leggings and faux fur vest are from H&M.


This double buckle belt is from ages ago and I found it at Zaful for just a few bucks and boots are my trusty Dr. Martens that I wear all the time!








I ordered this dress through MissLook's Amazon store and it comes in a variety of different colour options, but I went for the "wine red" version and I love it!
The price was $ 17.99 plus shipping, and I opted for a size M.
The shipping was surprisingly speedy (I got the package within one week!), and this dress is, let me tell you, the softest thing ever! I just adore wearing it as it feels so nice on the skin.
  • Material: 95% RAYON/5% SPANDEX. Stretchy, super soft and comfortable.
    This is a perfect "everyday" dress, and also, ideal as "maternity" (no, I'm not pregnant again!, just saying, I could really recommend it to all the pregnant ladies out there...)
    Last, but not least, a little thank you note from me, for reading my articles and sticking with me! I hope you all had the best holidays and that I keep making interesting content for you in the new 2019!

    From my family to yours, lots of love from Italy! 



* in collaboration with MissLook
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