17 August 2017

Homeware wishlist edition


Hello lovebirds,

I hope all is well. I don't think I've ever done a homeware wishlist which is quite odd as I loooove home decor. Probably like 90% of the girls I know or follow. I love homeware. I guess the best part of having my own space is that I can design it however I want. I can make it a reflexion of me. It can be my very little happy place. My flat is my home. I love that feeling I get when you open the door. Don't you love that feeling? It comes pretty close to the feeling you get after you're finally reunited with your beloved bed.

In this flat, I've really been feeling it. It's like a blank canvas. Everything is white: the walls, the floor. It's dreamy. I'm loving it. I'm building it one paycheck at the time. Yeah, it's taking time. I'll share a few snaps with you as soon as one room is finished... So stay posted, my birds!

I gathered here items I love and wish I could buy. I can't wait to find out which ones you like! If you have any recommandations do not hesitate to share those with me :)





Here you go. Those are my dream items. What's on your homeware wishlist? Do you like home decor?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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15 August 2017

Outside the lines


Hello lovebirds,

I'm that kind of person. I trust my guts. I don't do usual. I do weird, out of the box. Stand alone. All or nothing. Ride or die. Jump in or out. No tip-toeing, no thinking before I speak. I don't believe in words. I don't believe in settling for something. I don't believe in second choices. I would rather do nothing than to half do something. I don't trust appearances. They are always misleading. Things are always more complicated than that. There are always two sides to every story.

However, I can understand why someone would consider it. It brings security. It brings some kind of confort in knowing that you won't have to work twice as hard. It can also be a safety net. It's a safe bet.

Life ain't easy. So why should you complicate things? Why should you pick the complicated over the plain simple? Why bother? Because it makes you feel alive. Taking a risk makes your heart beat ten times faster. Being bold and brave are exhilarating. Saying yes - and no when necessary - to life is what makes it so surprising and wonderful.

What do you think about settling? Have you ever had to settle?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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11 August 2017

Post-Milano collective haul


Hello my sweet birds!

I hope all is well for you. For those who didn't get to go on holidays or catch a break, well done! You are some badass people. Good luck!

I was lucky enough to get a couple of days off from work and went on a small vacation to Milan. In case you missed it, you can find both articles: here & there. I chatted some more about my wee holidays & Milan's street arts.

I thought I'd do a little Beauty haul. In this collective haul is a bit of everything I have been lusting over the past few months.


― Kiehl's, creamy eye treatment
I've been meaning to try kiehl's for a while now. The price tag has been the reason I put it off for so long... It's fairly expensive. As I was on holiday, I ran out of my favourite eye cream. In Milan, there were a lot of shops selling Kiehl's. It didn't take long for me to make the final step... I've not tried it for long enough to be able to do a full review but it will certainly be coming your way very soon.

― Bath & Body works, Vanilla Buttercream hand nourishing hand cream
At first, I was going to purchase one of their hand sanitizers but a glance at their sales had me thinking otherwise. There were a lot of nice bargains. My favourite bodyshop hand cream was getting emptier and here there was one unknown and reduced to half price... Smelling like heaven on earth... I had no choice. You would have done the same thing, wouldn't you? However, the only thing I love is the smell. It's not nourishing enough for my dry hands...

― Wet'n'wild, megaliner liquid eyeliner
I have been after this eyeliner for quite some time now but this brand is impossible to find in France. Thanks to Italy, I was finally able to get my hands on it. I will do a review soon. I want to compare it to my current Zoeva eyeliner.

― Hourglass, ambient lighting palette
Okay, let's face it: I'm weak. In Milan, for the first time, I got to swatch the oh so famous hourglass highlighters. I FELL CRAZY IN LOVE. It was like nothing I had ever tried. Worth the fucking hype. As soon as I managed to get a discount code I got this palette. I went for the palette opposed to the single highlighter as it seemed like the smarter choice. I can't wait to write a full review! #soexcited

― NYX lingerie, Exotic
This one I bought on a whimp. It was not like I needed more lipsticks, wasn't it? I wanted a change, something new. I hadn't tried much from Nyx and had heard a lot about it (#bloggersmademedoit) Soon after that, I learnt the most horrendous thing. Nyx's products contain ingredients which come from animals... What the fuck, NYX? It's 2017... Can't you leave animals alone?

― Too faced, better than sex mascara
This is an old time fav. I'm going back to basics this month. Why change a winning team?

― Garnier, micellar water
I was in need of a new makeup remover and I came across this one. I was intrigued. We both exchanged a deep look. I sized it down. Investigated. Observed. I was conquered. Let's see how I get along with my very first product from the Skinactive range.

Have you tried any of those products? What did you buy recently? Tell us in the comments.

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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8 August 2017

Art is an evolutionary act. | Milan, street art.

Milan, Italie
Hello my loves.

This is the second part of my photo diary. I had to share with you, the beautiful street arts of Milan. It is everywhere in Milan. If you look close enough, you can see it. It's so beautiful. There are definitely some talented people in Milan.

All that scattered street arts make the city unique and beautiful. It's simply amazing and astonishing. It was definitely one of the reasons I liked this city.

I hope you'll like it as much as I did. I had so much fun chasing them around.















Thank you for reading and I'll see you on Friday! ♥ x


Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing.
And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can
make someone smile while they’re having a piss.”
Banksy (Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall)
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Do you like street art? let me know in the comments below :)

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6 August 2017

Veni, vidi, amavi: Milan

Milan, Italy

Hello lovebirds!

I hope you're enjoying summer. As you might know from my Instagram, Snapchat or previous blogpost, I went to Italy. I spent a few days in Milan. It was my first time going to Milan. By the way, did you know that Milan used to be the capital of Italy? Milan should have watched for Rome...

My family is Italian but I'm probably the only one who doesn't speak fluent Italian. Well, this is what happens when you pick Spanish in school and end up mixing up Italian & Spanish whenever you try to speak either language.

We went to Navigli, Dome, Garibaldi, Porta Romana, Napoleone & Moscova. Mostly, we walked around and discovred all those districts. I took a lot of gorgeous photographs. I spoke some Italian. Well, indubitably, we ate a lot of delicious Italian food. Why are you even going to Italy if you don't end up with food coma? I was so pleased to find out that they almost always have Vegan options. There are a lot of very good Vegan restaurants as well. Italian Vegan ice cream was sooo freaking good as well.



















For our last day, we decided to do something we would have never done before... Having a chill day. We decided to have a pedicure in korean salon. Strangely enough, we also did some shopping and ate in a very cute little Italian restaurant.

On overall, Milan is a very lovely city. I loved how different it looks from one side of town to the other. It's so charming and so different from any Italian city I've ever been to. The only thing which I didn't really like was how little welcoming people are over there. They look you up and down. They barely talk to you. Even in shops, most of the time, it felt like I was bothering them by wanting to buy something. Maybe, I was so lucky that I got to cross paths with the best assholes of Milan. Regardless, our hotel staff was the nicest and most welcoming people I've ever met. Next time, I will kill them with kindness.

I was so amazed by the street art in Milan that I decided to dedicate a full blogpost to it. So be ready for that, my birds! It's coming your way!

Ciao Milano, it was good meeting you. Salve!

Thank you for reading and I'll see you on Tuesday! ♥ x

Have you ever been to Milan? Are you traveling anywhere this summer? Let us know in comments below :)

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