28 February 2017

You think, 'Here's something I can hold on to,' but it always slips away.


I've been pondering whether I should post this blog or not. To be honest, I've been lost in my mind. It's pretty full. Full of shit. I figured that this post could be a good thing. Cathartic in a way. I also thought it might somehow help someone. Help someone who could be thinking and feeling the same things as me. Sadly, most of us have gone through life. Life has ups and downs. Sometimes, life gives you lemons. And this time, it left a bitter taste.

I'm a big lover of life. I always do my best to appreciate how lucky I am. I'm pretty darn lucky. I have a home, a devilish cat, a job I love and people who care about me. I don't think it gets better than that, does it?

However, I have grown mad at life. Don't get me wrong, I still get amazed by all the little things life brings but there is something about that rotten lemon, I cannot move past. I cannot process and adjust. I cannot wrap my mind around this rotten thing.


I guess this is the moment to stop eluding the subject. God knows, I'm direct. Sometimes, too blunt. On the other hand, this time, it's not easy. I really want to let people know they are not alone in this. I want to know that I'm not alone. Oh boy, how this hurts. It comes in waves and never stops.

Why? One may ask. I will let you on a little secret, my lovebirds...

I have lost my moon. I have lost my strength. I have lost a part of my life. A part of me died with her. I love her to the moon and miss her beyond the stars. She has made me a better person. She raised me. She made me who I'm and I will never be as good as she was. She was the kindest, smartest and most big-hearted person I will ever know.

With her by my side, I would never feel alone. She would always be there to catch me. She always had my back. She was more than a grandmother, she was my mother. She was my role model. She has helpt so many souls. I could not be more grateful. Grateful to have known and loved her. My life would have not been the same without her.

I'm not sure if anyone can understand. If you do, you probably felt the same way. That little crack inside. You have to hold your breath for a second. You want to press pause. You want to stop for a while. You cannot think of a world without her - or him.

And yet, you have to. This is only part of life. Life ends sometimes. There is nothing we can do.



As she would say : LA VITA VA AVANTI.


So this blog is an homage to my Italian blood but also to anyone who might be heart-broken too. Life sometimes gives you some very bitter lemons.

We have all lost something dear to our hearts. We have all been there... So when you're about to break, just know, that I'm here and I understand.



Life is simply like that. Things slip away and nothing lasts. So we might as well enjoy it while we still can.

22 February 2017

COCONUT LANE HAUL



Hello my lovebirds! I hope all is well on your end. I've been away for a while - dealing with something and then my computer just died on me... BUT I'M OFFICIALLY BACK TO BUSINESS!!!!!! YAAAYYYYYY! *confettis everywhere* Anyhow, I've something awesome to announce! I've teamed up with Coconut lane! I'm officially part of the Coconut queens. I'm soooo freaking honoured! I couldn't be more grateful! And that's not all, my lovebirds. Guess what? They're offering you a 20% off discount code! Simply add: serenbird20 when you're ordering on their beautiful website. To kick off this news, I placed a little order myself. I will let you see my order below.

Coucou mes amours, j'espère que tout va bien pour vous. Je me suis absentée un moment... Je devais faire face à quelque chose puis mon ordinateur a rendu l'âme... MAIS JE SUIS OFFICIELLEMENT DE RETOUR! YAAYYY *pluie de confettis sur vous tous* J'ai quelque chose de génial à vous annoncer! Je fais officiellement partie des Coconut queens. QUEL SUPER HONNEUR ! JE SUIS COMBLÉE! Et en plus, ce n'est pas tout... Les magiques demoiselles mi-licornes, mi-reines, vous offre un petit code promo. Rien que pour vous, mes petits lecteurs, -20% sur votre prochaine commande avec le code : serenbird20. Bien entendu, je n'ai moi-même pas su résister à une petite commande sur leur sassy site web. Je vous laisse la découvrir en image.


I cannot get enough of those two coasters! They are sooo me ahahah. I love how they fit right into my alley and right into my home decor. You can find them here and there.
I also bought this macbook skin. I'm waiting on some of their pillows to be back in stock and then I'm definitely placing a second order! Same goes for their lovely sweaters! Spoiler alert: a big haul is to be excepted!

Je n'arrive plus à me passer de ces deux dessous de verre! C'est tellement moi... En plus, ils vont terriblement bien avec la décoration de mon salon! Je ne pourrais pas être plus sous le charme... Vous pouvez les retrouver ici et . J'ai également acheté une skin pour macbook que vous pouvez retrouver par là. Je dois avouer que dès que leurs coussins sont de retour en stock... Je me jetterais dessus... Pareillement pour leur sweatshirts... Ça sent le carnage tout ça!


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5 February 2017

KAT VON D HAUL + FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Good afternoon my lovebirds,

I hope you're all doing very well on this Sunday afternoon.

You might - or not - remember that I've wanted to try Kat Von D's products since I started my blog. - Oh boy, how long it's been! Thus, I have something exciting to announce... I FINALLY MANAGED TO GET MY HANDS ON SOME KAT VON D PRODUCTS! YAAAYYYYYYYYYY! I feel like this haul won't be the only Kat Von D haul...

The famous brand finally arrived in France. As soon as it was out in my local Sephora, I couldn't resist. I might have gone a bit crazy... - I mean, did I really need 3 new lipsticks? I almost picked up the concealer as well but I'm trying to finish the one I already own first. - I know, I was as surprised by myself as you're right now. So out of character...

I purchased three Everlasting liquid lipstick :
from left to right: exorcism - lolita - double dare.


My opinion : I'm a big fan of the formula. It doesn't dry too quickly. It's easy to apply. - And oh boy, I'm terrible at applying lipstick. The only thing I feel is a shame are the lack of colours of the whole everlasting liquid lipsticks range. In my point of view, there are a lot of shades that are similar to what I already own. There is only 3 shades of lipsticks that I liked. AND YES, I GOT ALL THREE! #noselfcontrol I've put all three lipsticks to the test. They last pretty well on my lips. I only have to reapply it after lunch and boy, I drink way too many teas before lunch... The darkest shade : Exorcism ended up being my favourite. Even if, Lolita comes pretty close. Double dare goes with almost every makeup I can wear. My lips aren't too dried out after wearing it for a whole day. However, those lipsticks aren't easy to remove... Nonetheless, it's nothing a good Lush lipscrub cannot fix!

Do I recommend this product ? 100% yes! If you fancy yourself a brand new liquid lipstick and fall in love with one of the Everlasting liquid shades, then GOOOO GIRL!

4.5 ✰


BONUS POINT FOR THE SWATCH, AM I RIGHT? NO? MEOOOOWWW TO YOU TOO, LOVEBIRDS. =^.^= 🐱

Have you tried any of Kat Von D's products ? Which one is your favourite? Do you like her lipsticks? Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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