DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK

I spent my Monday strolling around the city and discovering some hidden places in the Old Town. You can totally feel Autumn lurking around the corner already – the sun isn’t as warm anymore, there’s a bit of melancholy in the air, and it’s only a matter of weeks until the first leaves start to fall. I made a deal with myself to spend as much time as possible outside so that I could take the maximum out of these few remaining weeks of summer. And as long as the sun is still shining, there’s no need to stop wearing my favourite summer dresses. This one here is a new addition to my wardrobe and I love, love, love the tropical print on it!

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Wearing: blazer – Isabel Marant pour H&M / bag – Monki / watch – Daniel Wellington / dress, sunglasses – H&M

BEAUTY: ULTIMATE FAVOURITES

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Beauty products are an important part of every girl’s world and make a girl’s life equally much easier and much harder (especially because the bottles tend to get empty at the same time and you have to spend a whole lot of money to buy new ones). When it comes to beauty, “expensive” doesn’t always mean “better”, but you should never settle with super cheap products either, unless they’re 100% organic.

When it comes to my face and the base products, I usually prefer the organic stuff. Not everything in my make-up bag is organic, but all the oils and creams that I use have to be. The reason? After discovering how friggin good the effect is, I just can’t go back to using regular products. I use natural coconut oil on my face on a daily basis and that’s the very reason why I don’t have to use a primer anymore. Since I started doing that, my skin has gotten so much better and I don’t have to deal with these annoying blemishes as much. So I have traded all the creams for this coconut oil and I don’t even feel the need to use any other products, because it moisturizes my skin just perfectly. Of course, you have to make sure that your face won’t end up looking too oily, but that’s why you have to let the oil sink in and use an handkerchief to remove that extra oil.

I do my peeling routine once a week. I use two products for that – one is the AHA peel mask from Madara and the second one is an oil from the same brand. I’ve seen a lot of blog posts on the web praising these two and yes, these products are as good as they say they are. I have been using them for many months now and I’m definitely not willing to trade them for anything else!

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I have been blessed with a good natural hair colour, but the problems that I have with my hair.. my oh my! My hair is naturally very thin which means that I have to use at least a thousand products to make it look good. It’s never an option for me to leave the house straight after taking a shower, because I have to fix and style my hair first.

I use a crimping iron to lift the roots and two different hairsprays to make it stay put. I use Joico’s K-Pak hairspray in order to protect my hair from the heat. I’m a huge fan of Joico’s products in general and when it comes to heat protection, this hairspray is definitely one of the best. I’m also a big fan of L’Oreal’s classic hairspray called Elnett – it’s simply the best and does exactly what you want it to do!

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Another important product in my beauty list is Joico’s Body Luxe elixir which is originally meant for volumizing, but I use it to straighten my bangs. No, I don’t use an hair straightener for that, because first of all, I don’t want to destroy my hair by using too many hot styling tools on it, and second of all, this product is simply amazing! Just take a little bit of the product and put it in your hair, then comb through the hair and let it stay like this for 5-10 minutes. After that, the product has sunk in and your bangs are perfectly straight. Another good thing about the product is that once it has dried, you won’t even feel that you have put anything in your hair – it doesn’t make it greasy, oily or anything like that. Yes, you can thank me later!

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One thing is certain – Redken is an amazing brand! I love their Smooth Down Heat Glide which I use when I blow dry my hair. Now, this is something that I don’t do on a daily basis, because I usually let my hair dry naturally. But when I decide to blow dry it, this product helps the hair become super silky and smooth. You should definitely try it!

So these are some of my all-time favourite beauty products. I have used some of them for years and can’t see myself ever trading them for anything else. Let me know if you have any beauty products that you can always rely on and that you love just as much! :)

EMBELLISHED

It’s no secret that I love everything that sparkles, so it’s not a surprise that I felt an instant need to get this kaftan as soon as I saw it hanging on the rack. I have many kaftans hanging in my wardrobe and they are so perfect for summer evenings! What I love about this one though is that it doesn’t have that summery floral print on it, which means that I can wear it all year round.

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Wearing: kaftan – H&M / hat – Vila

INSPIRATION: COLOR POP

I love me some bold colors..

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THE THRILL OF NO SHAME

I was doing some styling for Vero Moda and Jack&Jones on Thursday and stumbled upon this gorgeous bomber jacket. I hadn’t visited Vero Moda in ages, so I was quite surprised to see that they have used all kinds of cool prints on their garments. I’ve been wearing this bomber for two days in a row now, so I’m definitely happy about buying it. And it’s perfect for the upcoming season! (Excuses, excuses..)

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Wearing: bomber – Vero Moda / skirt – Weekday / top – H&M