Sunday, August 20, 2017

7 Makeup Looks to Know This Summer

Summer is still here and if you haven’t had the time to catch up with all the trendy makeup looks of the season, it’s never too late to start. Now, we know what you’re thinking: who would even bother with wearing makeup during summer when everything is going to melt away, no matter what? Well, this is not necessarily true. Not all makeup will lead you to the faith of the Wicked Witch of the West. Quality products will stick around and subtle makeup style will look hotter than a hot summer day. So here are some looks to try out, while you still have the time.

The “no-makeup” look

Have you ever stopped and really looked at the celebrities’ “no-makeup” photos? While some of them are a real deal, many of them are just sporting the “fake-it-till-you-make-it” makeup… and there is nothing wrong with that. On the contrary, you could try it too, because not all of us are blessed with a perfect complexion. You’ll achieve that by applying a tinted moisturizer (preferably with SPF) and finishing up with drops of Dr. Hauschka's Translucent Bronzing Tip which can help you with both color and protection.

All eyes on your eyes

Summer may be too hot for you to wear full makeup, but if you are going to a party, you need to do something that differs from your daily makeup. It is quite enough to use a bold eye shadow or conspicuous eyeliner to make your eyes pop.

Blue, blue skies

Eyes are the main stars of the summer, because if you choose some really quality products, eye makeup can endure even the highest temperatures and your fiercest moves to Despacito. One of the biggest trends of the year when it comes to the eye makeup is a sky-blue shade that can appear in the form of blue eye shadow or graphic eye liner.

Say it with your lips

Or you can draw attention to your lips. To keep your look fresh and create a backdrop for the drop-dead-gorgeous lips, you should use a natural product, such as Nude by Nature mattifying mineral veil or mineral bronzer. All that you need to do now is to make a statement with orange or coral toned lips.

The golden girl

Another party-till-you-drop summer look is golden eye shadow. You can skip the eye shadow all together and just sprinkle some golden tinsels around your eyes. Or, if you are willing to take some chances with a true runway look – try out a golden lipstick.

Nude smoky eyes

There is nothing sexier than a smoky eye makeup look. However, because it is a very strong look, it is not appropriate neither for summer nights nor days. A more subtle alternative comes in the form of a nude smoky eye – a perfect choice for a summer date night. You will achieve this look by combining cream shadow, bronze eye liner, nude eye liner, beige shadow and brown mascara.

Light and glossy

Finally, you can combine your “no-makeup” look with gorgeous attractive lips. Since heavy lip colors and formulas are not very desirable for this season, you should opt for a lightweight and moisturizing lip gloss. Opt for a tone which is close to your natural lip shade, such as light pink or mild peach. It would be best to find a product which has SPF protection, because your lips are constantly exposed to the sun.
So, instead of no-makeup summer, make this season an appropriate-makeup summer. With these subtle, yet stylish looks, you can crash every pool party and look awesome on every summer date night, without overdoing it. Try some of them out, and you’ll see we’re right.

                                          This is a guest post by Amy Mia  (Facebook Twitter)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Girl power


Feeling the girl power with hyper-feminity t-shirts prints? From Prabal Gurung show at New York Fashion Week to street style of influencers. I am sure, everybody is aware of the statement tee saying "The Future is Female" worn by Bella Hadid on Prabal Gurung show. The message conveyed by him on a catwalk show is now a new thing though. Remember the Chanel show back in 2015, where Karl Lagerfeld stage a feminist protest with banners?

From that point, we have seen many designers and influencers highly participating in communicating feminism through fashion. Just like every everybody, women should be having a freedom of choice, decision on their life, what they want to do and become, beyond stereotypes. Wearing statements t-shirts have been always a way of communicating ideas. Why not communicate feminism through fashion then?

On my casual outfit which I have worn during my Manchester visit, I have been wearing ASOS dark jeans skirt with a white "Grl Pwr" tee from LOTD. Shop similar tees here:

LOTD slogan tee / Prabal Guru tee / Nasty Gal tee / Red Bubble tee

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

*5 ways on how to wear trench coats

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A trench coat is a great must have in your closet, especially a great bridge between summer and autumn. I know that it is just August and way too far to think of Autumn, but British weather just makes me to consider this far already. Return of chilled days, comes trends of various coats and jacket. From a feminine silhouette to a loose trench coats, it is a fashion ultimate must have for autumn closet.

If you say a trench coat, first things that come up to your mind would be a water resisting piece of stylish outfit or the traditional first trench coats by Burberry. Did you even know that trench coats was back then made to be used for soldiers during World War II? The trench coat originally was meant for military activities and thus it was designed for comfort and functionality. After the war Burberry and many other design brands, for instance Jack Wills, started to leverage the piece of outfit to another level. Nowadays, we can see and find variety of women's trench coat. Different lengths, hems or shades. That is why trench coat is so easily to be worn and suitable for different styles. So, in order to create a stunning look with trench coat, choosing the right coat is an important starting point. As they exist in different lengths and shades, be careful in choosing the right one that will go right with your body shape and skin tone. Trench coats might be classical, timeless apparel, but there's something so effortlessly chic about it. And now let me share you 5 ways on how to style a trench coat.

1.Leave a gap when tying your trench coat, to show off your outfit details beneath.

If you are wearing a great outfit that you would like to show off, either do not button up or belt it in front with a gap or tie it at the back.
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2. Change a belt to a statement piece one

If you would like to change your classical trench coat belt to a statement one, choose belts with crystals, spikes or any shiny details.

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3. Button up the coat to show off the silhouette

For a chic look, button up your trench coat and belt up to show off your silhouette. Best if you pair up with high heels, to emphasis the feminine and business chic look. Great for an evening wear out as well. Button up trench coats would be suitable with turtle neck tees and dresses as well! It will nicely emphasis your neck and detail of your look.

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4. Roll up the sleeves

For more street style vibes, roll up your sleeves. Great way to emphasis your t-shirt sleeve details, jeweleries or your watch.

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5. Pair long trench coats with same length apparel

Long trench coats are great matching with long maxi dresses, skirts or leather pants. Be aware to choose the right length of trench coat depending on your height though.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

48 hours in Venice - the ultimate guide

What to do in Venice


Venice was magical, not going to lie. Have been repeating this for couple times already, but cannot help myself to get rid of the beautiful scenery of Venice from my head. It was a great time spent around the canals and definitely not a last visit. However, Venice is very touristic place. It is great and leave you with strong impact for your first and second visit maybe. But if staying longer, I am questioning myself what else is there to do?

One thing if I can advice you for any first visitors, try to walk a lot and get lost around Venice. You'll find so many pretty hidden corners and shops and it is just worth to be lost.

What to see in Venice?

1. San Marco piazza
This public square is the biggest and major touristic point in Venice. You may be able to see four major tourist attractions in one square - St. Mark's basilica, Doge's palace and Torre dell' Orologio and Campanille. Standing at San Marco piazza and being surrounded by the magnificent buildings feels overwhelmed. There are many coffe shops on the piazza as well and every evening a small orchestra plays to enhance the great atmosphere on the square.

2. Grand Canal
Grand Canal forms the major water traffic of Venice. One of the end of the canal leads into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station, and the other end leads into the basin at San Marco. Grand Canal runs in the S shape through the central district of Venice. Explore the canals using water buses, gondolas or water taxis.

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3. Contemporary art scenes
Venice art scene is at the peak with its annual la Biennale art festival or craft festivals. They have many museums around the city and it is up to you in which you are interested in, whether it will be art, contemporary art or history. Among the top museums in Venice, you should consider to visit Museo Correr, Gallerie dell' Accademia, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Punta Della Dogana or Ca' Rezzonico.

4. Bridge of Sighs
This bridge is located near San Marco piazza, just next to the Doge's Palace. The bridge is made of white limestone and passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to Doge's Palace. 

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5. Ponte di Rialto
Ponte di Rialto is one of the four bridges across Grand Canal. This bridge is one of the oldest bridge which divides the district of Sanc Marco and San Polo. The area round the bridge is very vibrant during the evenings. A great location for eating out or having a drink.

6. Scala Contarini del Bovolo
This building is known especially for its spiral multi-arch stairway. On one of the floor you may find an art exhibition and you may walk up on the top floor for some magical views over Venice. This place is very quiet and less touristic and that's way it was worth a visit for a view. We were just basically alone on the rooftop.

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7. Murano and Burano islands
Murano island is known for glass workshops and Burano is known for its colourful houses. These two are not the only islands on Venice. Venice is a floating city with 118 submerged islands.

8. La Giudecca neighborhood 
Giudecca is an another island lagoon. In this part of neighborhood you can visit Punta Della Dogana or Redentore church.

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9. Gondola cruises and San Trovaso gondola workshop
Come around to see how does a gondola workshop look like at San Trovaso. It is the only gondola workshop place that I have actually found in Venice. Gondola cruises are one of the major attractions for tourists and one of many images of Venice. Make sure to make your research on prices first before hopping to one.

10. Venice carnival
An annual Carnival held in February is known for distinctive masks. Venice carnival is a huge celebration with pardes, asquerade balls, entertainment, music and parties. This canival started back in 1162 when townspeople celebrated a victory over the Patriarch of Aquileia. 

How to get around in Venice?

Venice is pretty small but as it is surrounded by canals, you tend to walk around a lot until you will find a bridge or a pathway. However, the easiest way to get around is by a boat bus. A boat bus is totally common way of transport in Venice. Apart from that, if you wish to take a gondola or water taxi, you may also. 

There are two major boat lines (1 and 2) and you should purchase tickets in advance from kiosks or ticket booths at each stations. Don't forget to validate your ticket before entering the boat and also do check the direction of the boat before getting in! Ticket prices for a bus boat are pretty pricey. One way (up to 75 min from a ticket validation) cost 7.50 or a day travel card would cost you 20.

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Where to eat and drink in Venice?

1. La Bottiglia 
2. Osteria Al Squero
3. La Bitta
4. Ristorante Riviera
5. Restaurants alongside Riva del Vin street

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Where to shop in Venice?

1. Murano island for craftsmanship and glass products
2. Calle Larga XXII Marzo Network of adjoining streets of Salizada San Moise, Calle Vallaresso, Calle Goldoni and the Frezzeria are streets for luxurious Italian and international brands
3. San Samule area for craft shops and unique boutiques 
4. Rialto on San Polo (west) side of the bridge for a local market atmosphere
5. Mondo Novo for great carnival masks, even if you are not going, it is worth to see browse this place. There are many more places where to buy and see the workshop of masks though! 

Getting there:

Venice has two closest airports and neither of them are on an island. It will be either Marco Polo airport or Treviso airport. Marco Polo airport is the closest airport to Venice and you can get boat buses or the normal bus to get to Venice. If you will take a bus or train to Venice, it will get you at the north of the island where all vehicle transports will stop.


During our stay in Milan, we have booked Casanovo Hotel to accommodate us in and it was a great experience. Located just few min away from San Marco piazza and next door to luxurious brands, it was a great location to start off exploration of Venice. Make sure to book it in advance, as Venice is pretty popular place and the great accommodation locations are booked up pretty fast. Make your booking though and get £15 off from your booking!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Polka dotted jumpsuit


Even though I do own couple of jumpsuits and overalls my closet, I am not fun of them. They are really annoying when it comes to fitting rooms and rest rooms. Nevertheless, they are great piece to own, because they will make up whole outfit for you in a quick go.

This polka dotted jumpsuit, I have grabbed in sales from H&M. I was hesitated at the first place, because it seems to be too much "flashy" on me. However, I took it at the end because I just loved the dots and the combination. Wore it couple times for night outs already and they look great when paired with high heels. You might have seen on my Insta stories or Insta feed already me wearing it in the night out version.

What are your thoughts one jumpsuits?

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