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brushed gold and pastel pink nails

29 Aug

hello lovelies!
so sorry for not being very active at the moment, i have lots to do at work, and as summer goes, it’s quite the busy social period…
but i wanted to show you two colors i’m sporting (well, one was last week):

1. brushed matte gold!
how cool does it look!?

this look is super easy to do: grab your favorite gold (or any metallic color for that matter), and paint two- three coats. it has to be opaque and well covering. then, you just apply a coat of matte top coat (i used essence matte coat, but i’m sure any one will do). i was really surprised how well it turned out, as the gold i used (catrice goldfinger) was very shiny and had lots of pigment. the result was very cool, a brushed matte gold effect- love it! (a bonus: the matte coat dries the nailpolish very quickly!)

2.  (i’m wearing it right now!) is pastel pink from my model’s own pastel collection. i had tried it before, and i really liked it because it achieved a very covering pastel shade- like candy! but this time, i enhanced the color by using a very simple trick… i remember reading somewhere, that if you apply a coat of white nail polish under pastels (or i guess any lighter) colors, it will make the color pop! well it makes sense, really… a white canvas gives a true color, while usually nails are not white… i was so pleased with the result, i’m really glad i tried it!

pre- cleanup… sorry!

the white coat was essie blanc, and as a top coat i used my trusty sèche vite. i don’t know how i used to do it without that stuff, it works like magic! as a base coat i use any clear nailpolish, at the moment my favorite is clear by rimmel- they have a very easy-to-use brush.

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pumped up kicks

23 Aug

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You’d better run, better run, outrun my gun

if you haven’t guessed by now, this post is about sneakers- more specifically, the 2012 holy grail of shoes: the wedge sneaker!
of course by now everybody knows the designer that started it all, isabel marant. her willow sneakers come in many different colors, and have taken the fashion world by storm!
honestly, when the trend started i really hated the look of these shoes. maybe it’s the velcro straps that make them look like orthopaedic children’s booties- i don’t know, it just didn’t convince me.

isabel marant willow sneakers

and it still doesn’t. by now though, i’ve warmed up to the concept of the wedge sneaker, and -thank the fashion gods- numerous designers followed suit. so it’s been a while that i was on the lookout for the perfect wedge sneaker (which i decided, for me should be with laces, and maybe a top strap- but not necessarily), and found myself browsing innumerous online shops and catalogs. until i stumbled upon the nike website. i was like, what? why did the search bring me to the nike store? because of these babies:

nike dunk sky hi

i died and went to shoe heaven, because these are exactly what i was looking for! i don’t have to tell you how fast my fingers clicked on the “view item” button, right?
the dunk sky hi come in two colors (as far as austria or europe goes, i’ve seen some very colorful ones on google though), and just look so effortlessly casual, that they just might pass for regular nike kicks!
i wasn’t convinced with the navy-white combo (so. much. white.) so i bought the gray-white ones.
when they arrived, i was so happy that i wore them around the house, just for fun (no one has to know i was in my pj’s). i wore them to the office a couple of times, and took them with me to copenhagen as well, they are just really really comfy! here is a pic of my darling kicks- i will wear the hell out of these!

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

 

 

splashes of color -wootd

22 Aug

hello lovelies!
i’ve finally managed to settle back into “normal life” after an unbelievable weekend in beautiful copenhagen.
without further ado, i give you outfits from last week in no particular order. you will notice i’m really into wearing colors and aztec patterns right now- i’m kind of trying to get my chromatic fill before the fall and winter seasons where i won’t be in the mood for crazy colorful outfits anymore- i’m sure you understand :)

t-shirt: asos white
scarf: asos
jeans: blank nyc
ballerinas: zara

tank top: fishbone
shorts: h&m
espadrilles: sketchers

hoodie: zara
t-shirt: fishbone
jeans: true religion
shoes: converse

bubblegum hair! or not?

9 Aug

hello lovelies!

hope everyone has been having a good week and that everyone is as excited as i am that tomorrow is friday!

 since my brain is already on weekend mode, i’ve spent my morning browsing pinterest (which bytheway, i’ve just discovered! i know, i know, super late, but better than never!) and stumbled upon some amazing pictures of hairstyles.

now, my hair is relatively untouched- when i was twelve i sprayed sun-in one summer, but that’s as far as i ever got to altering my hair, until two years ago i’ve tried henna for the first time. i used the reddish one, and it gave my dark brown hair a beautiful mahogany-red shine. right now, i’m in the mood for change! i’d considered jumping on the ombre hair bandwagon before, but after seeing these pictures, i’m seriously thinking of doing it!

<3

it’s a beautiful and understated look (well ok, not the pink one), and would fit well in a “regular life” scenario. i doubt i would go to such a blonde shade though, probably more honey blonde than white-ish platinum. 
i feel that if one doesn’t live in california, new york, london or melbourne, and/or isn’t an “it-girl” or a model, the pink hair might look a little odd- especially since i’m still working at a bank. maybe when i get a new, cooler job i’ll pink it up.

i would like to ask for your opinion, my lovely readers, and am asking you to vote in the below poll!
please help me decide what to do with my hair!
ps: if you don’t know how my mane looks like, you can see it here.

teeny wootd

4 Aug

hi lovelies!

i’ve just realised that it’s been ages that i’ve posted a work outfits of the days entry… i don’t know why, but i think because it’s been so warm, i really try to wear as little as possible, which sadly also means flipflops, very basic clothes and no accessories. not very exciting. not very worthy of being on the blog.
but i’ve found a couple of outfits on my phone, so i’ll give you these, along with a question: would single ootd or wootd entries directly from my phone be preferrable? easier?
i guess they would be faster and more direct for me, because i would just have to upload them from my phone as soon as i snap them. yes? should we give that a try?

here are the outfits:

t-shirt: asos
skirt: h&m
sandals: h&m

low luv horse leg necklace

t-shirt: asos white
jeans: h&m
sandals: wittner australia
necklace: low luv by erin wasson

*clubbing outfit* – i don’t go to work dressed like that :)

tank top: zara
shorts: versace for h&m (cruise collection)
shoes: wittner australia
necklaces: melissa agnoletti and market find

kiko make-up haul

31 Jul

hello lovelies!

i hope everyone has been good!
i just came back from another switzerland trip and remembered that i didn’t finish posting things that happened during my first stay! (this second trip was very short, so nothing to report here.)

what i wanted to tell you about was my fabulous kiko make-up haul from como!

kiko milano is an italian cosmetics company that is distributed throughout europe. their products are qualitatively very high, without the matching price tag. yay!
i love their stuff, it’s easy to apply, lightly scented and the range of products is just huge (sun care!). at the moment they have sales in all shops and online, so check it out :)

i found four shades of nailpolish i absolutely had to have. now, one thing that i miss in kiko products is that they don’t name their things- they assign numbers. which is fine, but i’m a sucker for a cool nailpolish or lipstick name :)

turquoise 389, blue 294, green 296, khaki-gray 346

so cool, right? i’m sure the dark blue will look really awesome with a matte top coat, or with a gold/silver glitter top coat or flecks. i’m curious to see how different the turquoise is from my two essie shades, i think i’ll paint a finger in each color and show you! the khaki-gray is just a perfect pre-fall/fall-winter color that would look cool with any top coat and with any outfit- definitely a shade everyone should have!

next up are lipsticks. i really like wearing lipstick, but don’t favor the shiny/glossy ones, especially in more vivid colors. i have two red mac lipsticks (russian red and lady danger) in matte- which i adore for the red color- it just makes it seem more refined and saturated, don’t you think? so i got two matte lipsticks, one in a red-orange-coral shade, and the other in a shade i can’t define, sorry. help, anyone? the third lippy is a vivid rosy-nude, with a normal shine- perfect for work, or for when the eyes are the focal point- i have a similar mac shade that i love (see sheer), i hope this one is just as nice.

red 288, rosy-nude 11, undefinable 286

i replaced my drying mascara with a new one- i’ve been using luxurious lashes for about 4 months now and i love it! it gives thick, long and curled lashes and comes off with only water. my mac blush is about to run out, so i figured why not get one from kiko? the bloom collection was/is on sale, and i found a perfect blush stick (first timer! anyone with experience with blush sticks?) in a beautiful dark rosy shade called rosy-brown (#5). it’s a lot lighter and more rosy when applied:

rosy-brown blush and luxurious lashes mascara

finally, since they were on sale and i forgot to bring a perfume with me, i bought a body splash that i carefully selected from a choice of 4 scents. one was way too sweet, the other one too jasmin-y, the third too davidoff-cool-water-y, but the fourth was perfect! aqua glam is a mixture of floral scents and spices, is intense but very light- perfect for the hot weather we are having at the moment!

aqua glam scented water

does anyone have these products? care to share your experience with kiko make-up? so far i’ve only ever used the lipsticks, nailpolish and mascara, any reviews of other products are appreciated :)

ciao!

essie turquoise & caicos and mint candy apple

29 Jun

finally a new nail post!
i recently bought two wonderful minty shades, and i wanted to try both of them right away. instant gratification to the max!
let me know what you think of the two shades!

t&c on the left, m-c-a on the right

i thought that painting each hand in a different color, with the contrasting ring finger nail would look cool. and it did! the difference between the two shades is quite distinct, even in the consistency! the more covering pastel mint candy apple has a thicker texture, and i love the light pastel blue. turquoise & caicos is more liquid, i needed three coats to get complete coverage (mint candy apple needed only 2 coats), but it’s so worth the extra effort! the color is a fresh tiffany blue, and both shades are such fun summer colors! these two colors (aswell as corals and oranges) would look awesome with a silver or gold glitter top coat, don’t you think?
have you tried these or similar shades?
what colors do you like to wear most?

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