Wednesday, January 4, 2017

HOLIDAY MAKEUP ♡

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe it's finally 2017? I am so glad that we are moving on from the year that must not be named ;) I had the most amazing time on nye and I really hope you did too. Being genuinely happy around my friends and family is something so precious and empowering and it really gave me hope for the future. May the new year bring happiness, health, love and success to us all! I wish all the best for you and your loved ones ♥
I don't know about you, but makeup always makes me happy. Thus, one of the things that put a smile on my face this holiday season, were all the press samples I received. Aromca was kind enough to send me a bunch of makeup and I can't thank them enough!
I mostly got lip products. A gorgeous waterproof lipliner from Artdeco in the shade "10", a lovely deep red shade(1st swatch). I also got a matte red lipstick (Perfect Mat 116 Poppy Red) from the same brand (3rd swatch) and a creamy one from Erre Due (Full Color Lipstick No.420 Criminal Red) in a similar shade (2nd swatch). Both of them have orange undertones-which are not my favorite-but they are very pretty. The only downside to the E.D. lipstick is that is bleeds and gets on my teeth. Like, a lot :/ So I guess I either need a lip primer or a lipliner underneath. 
The third lipstick that I got was also from Erre Due (4th swatch) in the shade 587. It's a gorgeous matte vine shade that is right up my alley. It vanished when I ate, but stayed put all night when I was drinking on NYE ;)
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I'm really excited about the highlighter that I got too. It's in the shade Cinderella Pink-My Precious Glow (5th swatch) and it's a lovely pinky-white shade. It offers more of a subtle glow, but it gets better if you spray it with some Fix Plus. It has a gorgeous floral design and it smells like a delicious cupcake♥ #yum
Other than that, I got the Velvet Touch Lengthening Mascara from Artdeco and a brow pencil from Erre Due. I haven't tried either of them because I already have some mascaras in my rotation and I didn't want this one to dry out and I also gave the brow pencil to my mum as a gift, since I don't need to fill in my eyebrows.
All in all, I am beyond excited with all the makeup that was send to me and I can't wait to play more with it!
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[the first video shows the highlighter, the second one my nye look featuring the vine lip from Erre Due-so does the pic of me smiling, and the other picture shows me wearing the red lipliner and lipstick from Artdeco]

What do you guys think of these products? What makeup look did you opt for on NYE? Let me know in the comments below ♥

Saturday, December 31, 2016

DIAMOND CHOKER & BRA ♡

Hello my loves! Are you feeling excited for New Year's Eve? I know I am! I can't believe 2016 has finally come to an end. On the one hand, I had tons of fun and I achieved some amazing things. On the other hand, I went through some really bad things and I am so down to leave them behind tonight. 
I wish that the new year will bring health, happiness, love and success. I wish all the best to you and your families. May our future be as bright as our highlighter ♥ Happy NYE!
I don't know about you, but I have been planning my outfit for NYE for a while now. It's just the perfect opportunity to dress up and get all fancy with a full face of makeup. I'm really excited to be as extra as I can :P And I obviously encourage all of you to do the same. Glow baby glow, and blind the haters ;)
Anyway, today I wanted to tell about an accessory that I've been seeing literally everywhere-especially on Instagram. I'm talking about those gorgeous diamond chokers and bras. 2016 was the year when chokers really made a comeback. I mean, everyone and their mom had at least two.
 Diamond chokers though, are not for everyone. You have to be pretty brave to wear them since, it's guaranteed that they will make everyone's head turn. Especially if you pair them with a diamond bra. I feel that those two together make a very bold pair. I am absolutely in love and I think that they are perfect for NYE.
I am actually going to wear a diamond choker tonight, but I had to refrain from the bra cause I'm not quite sure how my D-cups would fit in a bra like that. And, since I'm gonna be dancing, I don't want to risk flashing everyone :P
Nonetheless, I am obsessed with this trend and I think it totally matches my personality. It's easy to pull it off, especially if you are comfortable with showing cleavage. It's the perfect touch to glam up any look and, if you wear those, you don't even have to try for the rest of your outfit. 
To me, it looks so effortlessly glam and I think that you could even pair it with casual clothes and makeup for a more everyday look. That, of course, depends on your personal style and preferences. I would wear it without a doubt!
What about you guys? What do you think of those lovely diamond pieces? Let me know in the comments below♥
















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30 DAY CHALLENGE

I accidently came across this challenge by Popsugar and I decided to give it a go! I thought it would be a nice addition to the "lifestyle" portion of my blog which, sadly, is a bit neglected. But, above all, I thought it would be really fun for me to try. I couldn't be more single at the moment and I found the post very tempting and inspiring. 
Thus, I'm going to record my daily progress here and see how it goes. The challenges are pretty simple and not that much time consuming, which means that every single girl can give it a shot. Maybe you can start with me or wait and see my thoughts at the end of September. Or you can just sit back and laugh at me^*
Whatever you decide to do, I know that I'm excited to start!
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Day 1Follow a hot friend of a friend on Instagram

To be honest, I thought this task was a bit lame at first. Like, just follow someone? Where's the fun in that? Oh, how wrong was I. First of all, it is actually quite a task to find a hot friend of a friend. You have to find the right friend and then scroll down their list of followers and check out every.single.guy! Since you don't need to think if you could ever have a chance with him or something like that, you don't need to compromise for anything less than HOT! 
After checking out like 50 different profiles (keep in mind that some are private) and believing I would never find anyone decent, I finally found one I really liked. Tall, blonde, with piercing blue eyes and a very model-like face. 
>Let me tell you, it was so much fun to do this and I definitely think it would be even better to do it with a friend! Obviously, Ι don't expect this guy to follow me back or anything but I enjoyed a single girl's privilege and certainly had fun!
Just be careful because, once you find that "one", it can be a little addictive ;)
ps: that clearly is not the guy I followed, but I think he's a great fit for today's challenge and he just happened to appear when I refreshed my feed #gottaloveinsta

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Day 2: Write down everything you want in a future partner

This seemed like a rather easy task at first. Indeed, I came up with a bunch of different things but after a while I was just stuck. I asked my mum for help because we have similar taste and pretty much the same opinion on what matters in a relationship. It was easy enough for her, but then she was stuck too. It's kinda hard to write down every-single-thing!
Finally, I made my list. I know there is probably a lot missing and I am aware that it is quite impossible to find all these qualities in just one person. I am not delusional. It's just the challenge^* Plus, I realised that I don't know anyone with these qualities(at least one or two of these), so I have good reason to be single.
Smart
Protective
Trustworthy
Good sense of humor
Passionate
Charismatic
Hard working
Acts his age
Down to earth
Caring
Tough but tender
Romantic
Brave
Respect for me/himself/everyone
Wants the same things
Fair
Good listener
Understanding
Honest
Loyal
Open minded
Mature
Responsible
Educated
Sociable
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Day 3: Write down everything you don't want in a future partner

If you love to complain about boys, then this challenge should be a great fit for you. At first I just wrote down random things, but then, I realised that all I had to do was think of all my ex-boyfriends and of all the people I don't "like" in general. From that point on, it was easy! Although I had to keep myself from mentioning "serial killer" and stuff XD
Again, I am not delusional. It doesn't mean that if someone has one of these qualities he's immediately out of the question. Relationships are much more complicated than just black and white. After this challenge though, I was happy I don't have to deal with anyone with these qualities.
Arrogant
Stuck-up
"Oedipus complex"
Self centered
Stingy
Over-bored
Jealous
Over-protecting
Careless
Childish
Too spontaneous
Lazy
Indecisive
"Patriarchal"
Racist
Cheesy
Short-tempered
High maintenance
Fear of commitment
Cheater
"Player"
Critical
Passive
Kiss-ass XD
Possessive
Depressed
Vain
Irrational
Impolite
Liar
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Day 4: Get glammed up for a bangin' shameless selfie

I'm not going to lie. This was my favorite challenge so far! I absolutely love to wear makeup and it was nice to actually have a reason to take so many selfies. The only one I posted was on snapchat, but I have many more. It felt so good to see all the photos looking really nice after the edit.
It really boosts my confidence even looking at them by myself, let alone posting them and getting flattering comments. I guess there is not much more to say here, apart from the fact that realising how pretty you are-everyone is pretty in their own way-is truly important. Any guy would be lucky to have you and you should never feel ashamed for your looks-only confident!
Here is my selfie♥
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Day 5: Go out for drinks at a place you've never been to before; don't leave without meeting a potential prospect

I unfortunately only did the first part! I went out with a guy friend(ONLY friend)-that's why. But I couldn't care less. I really liked going to a new place and trying new things and I enjoyed people looking at me, even if they didn't make a move. And we had a great time! It's nice not to think about boys for a while and just be yourself with your friends. Plus, we also saw a cute guy that we already knew and I had small talk with him ;)
The only downside is that apart from the guy-presence who prevented people from coming over and talking to me, I also know that it's my fault too. I've been told before that I'm kinda hard to approach at first, so I guess I need to work on that.
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Day 6: Unabashedly make eyes with somebody (or everybody) you find attractive

This was fun! It’s very liberating to be able to flirt with your eyes with pretty much every hot guy in the room. I tried to be discrete, but still, it was great. I don’t think you need to be a daredevil to do this and I assure you that you will feel pretty good after exchanging looks with someone you find attractive.
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Day 7: Download a new online dating app and give it a shot for at least the day

I was pretty skeptical about this. I’m not into online dating, that’s for sure. But I thought I should give it a go, just for fun. I downloaded Tinder because this was the only one I had heard of. It was hilarious to rate all these strangers and see so many different people. I found some matches but they all lived far-faaar away and one of them didn’t even speak English. It was fun, but I wouldn’t say it’s a good way to meet someone serious.
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Day 8: Let a friend hook you up on a blind date

I asked a friend to arrange a “date” with a hot friend of hers and, gladly, she agreed. She would be there too with her boyfriend but she had to cancel because of some kind of family trouble. No blind date for me I guess. But I’m not disappointed. Maybe I will try it again in the future and maybe something great will happen!
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Day 9: Give your number to somebody you've been eyeing

Is it a shame to say that I’m not eyeing anybody at the moment? I’m not “into” anyone right now and I kinda have mixed feelings about it. I’m over my “ex” (we weren’t actually together) and I’m open to meet new people. Sure, it’s nice to feel that way about someone, but it’s also awesome to have no strings attached or anything like that.
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 Day 10: Spend a wild night out with only other single friends

Luckily, I have quite a few single friends. Me and three other girls unexpectedly decided to go out on a girls night. We ended up clubbing until early in the morning! We met new people, we danced and we had a really great time without a doubt♥
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Day 11: Plan a night out and encourage your friends to invite people you don't know

Well, I did, but my friends weren’t really into that idea. Some of them tried it, but eventually we ended up going out by ourselves. I even had a gathering at my place and I told people they could bring a friend, but nobody brought a stranger...I guess I need to hang out with more interesting or sociable people XD
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Day 12Reach out to someone you passed up on before when the timing wasn't right

Oh boy, was that an idea! I happened to know the perfect person for this challenge. I’m not going to ramble about our “story” because I simply realized that he was not worth it, after going out with him again. Before that, I kept thinking that it was a shame that things ended the way they did. But going out made me realize that not only he is not worth my time and energy but also that I was an idiot believing there was more to this relationship. Very redeeming and comforting experience that I definitely recommend if you have any unfinished business! Plus, I don’t really believe in timing. If someone really likes you, they find time and make an effort. And so do you, of course.
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Day 13Invite someone you only really know via social media to hang out in person

Unfortunately, I didn’t know anyone like that. Actually, I do, but they all live abroad. Plus, I would be a little intimidated to meet someone I met online. I guess I watch too much “Catfish” he he.
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Day 14Finally block or unfriend an ex who you aren't on particularly healthy terms with

Again, I don’t have a person like that in my life. Thankfully.  It’s not that I’m friends with all my exes, but I always try to move on. I’m not really the kind of person who cuts people off.
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Day 15Start a conversation with a stranger

Well that was an easy one for me. I tend to start conversations with strangers all the time. It might be the lady sitting next to me on the bus or a little girl who is smiling at me or, in this case, a hot guy dancing in a club. I know, a club is not the perfect place to initiate conversation, but I sure enjoyed having small talk with someone who was interested in me.
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Day 16: Go out with friends to a karaoke bar and sing a girl-power anthem

We had some technical problems with this challenge. There are no karaoke bars around here so we couldn’t go to one XD Right now I say it’s too bad because I would like to try it out once and I think it would be fun. But, on the other hand, I’m pretty sure that I would chicken out if had had to go on stage and have my “Sex and the City” moment!

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Day 17Spend an entire day not looking at social media
Being a person who works with social media, uses social media to communicate with friends, schedule dates, work on college projects and much more, it is obviously impossible for me to do this right now. Looking at social media is my way to get information about anything concerning my life and work. Sure, I get my fair share of makeup tutorials and funny videos, but it’s not only this. Maybe during the holidays I can try to do so. I honestly want to do this because I believe it will be good for me to let off steam for a while-but that while is not now-unfortunately.
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Day 18: Go as long as you can without texting back your confusing friend with benefits
I did this and I’ve done this many times in the past. Sure, it’s hard to refrain from it in the beginning, but as the days go by you start to realize that it is literally all in your head. After all, if he is that into you, he will come after you!
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Day 19: Throw out old mementos from past relationships
I don’t really have any mementos from past relationships because I usually throw them away with anger (usually towards myself) when the relationship ends. Actually, scratch that. I probably have some, but I have absolutely no idea where they are! Out of sight out of mind, right?
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Day 20: Do something daring with today's look and spend the whole day thinking positively about yourself
That wasn’t much of a challenge for me since I love to experiment, especially with my makeup and go out with let’s say almost black lips at 6 p.m. I’ve learned to “pull it off”, I guess, and I don’t care if it turns some heads. After all, I get compliments too!
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Day 21: Spend the evening dating yourself with a favorite film and a good dinner
One of my favorite things to do when I have the house all to myself and I feel like I need to unwind and reenergize for the upcoming week, even when it’s not part of a challenge. I generally like to spend some alone time on a regular basis, probably because I didn’t grow up with any siblings around.
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Day 22: Join or start some sort of new social group, like a book club or softball team!
Does going to a completely new college count? Yes I’m a freshman this year and so far it’s been really nice. I’ve met some great new people and I’ve started to engage into interesting subjects. When it comes to boys, I can’t say I’m impressed-but I’m used to it after all these years XD
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Day 23Buy a fierce new 'fit and save it for a date you're really, actually excited about
Please! I don’t buy new clothes for men. If I buy something fierce, it’s not going to wait rotting at the back of my closet while I’m searching for Mr. Perfect. If I buy a fierce new outfit, I’m wearing it while looking for him ha-ha.
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Day 24: Go out for lunch with a friend; make a pact to not talk about your love lives even ONCE
We didn’t make a pact, but we didn’t talk about our love lives. And it felt gooood! I mean, it’s nice to chit chat about boys and laugh with cheesy stuff, but a break doesn’t hurt either. Plus, if you can talk with your friends ONLY about boys, you really need new friends.
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Day 25Head out to do something by yourself, like hanging at the beach with your dog or reading at the park
I went shopping, does that count? Well, there are no real judges in this challenge so I say it does. If I weren’t on a serious budget I’m pretty sure I’d be a hopeless shopaholic. Like I said, I like doing things by myself.
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Day 26Post a subtly flirty comment on a crush's social media post
It was a private message not a post, but I can’t really say it was my “crush”. I don’t have a crush on anyone at the moment. But even if I did...post something public...really? I don’t think so. There are so many mean people out there and the last thing I need to do is give them a reason to gossip even more than they do.
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Day 27Create a new memory at a place with nostalgic ties to an ex
I don’t have nostalgic ties to an ex of mine, but I like to go to the same place more than once, so I guess I create new memories over and over again, which is really good!
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Day 28Light candles, turn on relaxing music, and take a bubble bath
I did it. And I did it properly. With bath bombs, bath salts, essentials oils , candles and a good book. But I was in there for too long and then I had a cold...not quite sure what that means XD
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Day 29Ask your parents or someone you look up to for love advice
With a mother like mine, I don’t need to ask. She just delivers. I don’t listen to her all the time but when I do, she keeps repeating “you’re too picky”.  Well, I hear a lot of people saying that and I also see a lot of people my age being in relationships just to be with someone. Want to know what I say?

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Day 30Spend today trying to have as much fun as possible, and don't worry about your relationship status!
I did, in fact I try to do so every single day. Sure, there are times when I get lonely or a little jealous and I wish I were in a relationship, but I try to stay positive. If we were to talk about a greater force-call it God, Karma, Universe or whatever-I believe that things happen for a reason and that you are able to deal with whatever comes your way. As for what doesn’t come your way, just take a moment and think about all the things that you wouldn’t be able to do then and you can do now. Like go out with your friends and be silly and flirt and party and not have anyone to answer to. Just enjoy the place you are now, live every day to the fullest and try to make your life and yourself better. Not the way someone else would like it, but the way you feel you would be happier. After all, at the end of the day, you are left with yourself-whether you are in a relationship or not-and how you feel is what matters. {I don’t say make others feel bad, of course} Just be grateful and stop worrying too much about your status.

As for the challenge, I highly recommend you giving it a go. After all, you don’t have anything to lose, right? I promise, it’s fun!

♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, December 22, 2016

STYLE FILE: HOODIES & FUR ♡

hoodie and fur
Hello my loves? How is life treating you? I'm a bit terrible, since I got sick again, but imma fight it ;) I'm definitely not ready for the holidays, that's for sure!
Thus, I decided to skip the xmas posts and talk about real street style. It's been my favorite lately and I've been really loving all the trends. Basically, think cool girl meets lazy girl. Like Kendall and Gigi. 
The new hot trend, that I'm really digging is wearing a fur (faux obvi) over your hoodie. All the icons (and Kanye XD) are pairing them with skinny pants and they're mixing and matching different colors and patterns.
Why I think this is awesome? First of all, it's so incredibly comfortable. If you sleep in hoodies, like I do, then you basically go out in your pj's. Hoodie plus fur equals warm and cozy. I also wear skinny jeans on the daily and then the sneaks or boots that go with my look. Lastly, this look combines casual badass girl with glam and sophisticated lady. Think of it as the adult way to wear a hoodie. 
Extra points if the hoodie is long and you wear it like a dress with otk boots! Simply cool and amazing.
What do you guys think about this trend? Let me know in the comments below ♥



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

GETTING PERSONAL...♡

Hello my darlings! Are you freezing your everything off where you live? Or is it just us here in Greece? I guess it's a small price to pay for the wonderful weather we have the rest of the year. That header, for example, showing me enjoying the awesome greek summer back in August. Btw, I obviously can swim, and I used to do it competitively, but I just love to relax in my floatie♥ Oh how I miss it!

Anyway, today, I wanted to take a tiny break from our fashion chats and talk about something a little more personal, and more real and important, if you will. 

I just wanted to say that I've been so stressed and in such a bad mental state lately and I'm trying so hard to get over it. I want you guys to know that I am here, if you ever need someone to talk to :) 

I know exactly how bad it can get and I know that sometimes it may feel like you're powerless. But you're not. You are the boss, you control yourself and it is your choice to not let anything and anyone affect you. You are the most important one and you are beautiful-inside & out-just the way you are. Don't let them convince you you are not worthy of something/someone or that you are just not enough. 

I think the most important thing I have to say, apart from advising you to believe in yourselves-if you can dream it you can do it!- is that you are in fact way stronger than you think. And way better than you're letting yourself admit. All those people you see, so confident and full of themselves, they've got nothing on you. They just know how to fake it. Or they are ignorant enough to believe that they are perfect. Nobody is or ever will be perfect. The sooner you realise that, the better.

Everyone is unique and we should learn to love ourselves first, before we seek love and approval from others. After all, their opinions couldn't matter less. If you think you can get better, by all means, go ahead and shine! But, stop beating yourself up and being so hard and mean on you.

If you feel like you are not enough, work harder. If you feel like you can't make it, just know that you can. This is coming from someone who had a panic attack, two days ago, and couldn't breath properly or function, or stop crying. And for something so unimportant. 

Talk to others, make them understand and, most importantly, talk to yourself (even out loud if you need to) and accept who you are. Accept your flaws and your imperfections, embrace your good qualities. And never, ever, let anyone bring you down. After all, at the end of the day, all you're left with is yourself. And you should be thankful you are so amazing!

Family, boys, friends, school, work...they are all important in their own way. But, most of them are also so ephemeral. They come and go so fast. And all you're left is the scars that you let happen. Cherish the good times, make great memories, create strong bonds and let go of anything toxic that is poisoning your thoughts. Life is too short to worry about them-or anything.

Take a deep breath, do more of what makes you happy and, relax, and love yourself ♥

Thursday, December 8, 2016

SYLE FILE: FISHNET STOCKINGS♡

Hello my loves! How are you all this cold cloudy day? Or is it just here in Athens? Who knows... As for me, it's that time of the month (TMI I know) and we all know how that goes. I've been in bed all day working and dying :P
On the bright side, I'm finally posting on my blog♥ Today, we're talking about a mojor trend, fishnet stockings! 
Do you remember the days when those were so trendy and then they so weren't? And now, much like the other 90's trends, they're back. But, they got a makeover and I am totally obsessed with them. We used to refer to them as tacky and provocative but this is another example of how the person's style can affect the way an item looks. I mean...those trashy girls were wearing them in red and hot pink with belt-like-skirts and stripper heels...can you blame me?
Anyways, atm the icons like Kylie and Kendall and some of my favorite style youtubers like Maddi Bragg are giving this grungy trend a new twist. The street-style cool-girl ways to wear them are endless!
You can wear them with oversized hoodies/t-shirts and boots (thigh-high too), with party dresses, with shorts, skirts, sneakers and (probably my favorite way) jeans. Imagine seeing black fishnets inside the rips of denim pants, over the jeans if you're wearing a croptop and under them if you roll them and pair them with ankle booties or sneaks. 
Also, I adore the version with the tiny pearls and gems on the fishnet. It's so edgy and glam! As you probably guessed, I've already purchased a pair and I can't wait to  wear them *_*
What about you guys? What do you think of this trend? Let me know in the comments below♥








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