Wednesday, January 29, 2014

not a "To-do" list but a "must-do" list

Hello there, 

as of 2014 I have created a "must-do" list. I will be starting quite a few new activities and one of them includes YouTube'ing. That's right I will be uploading loads of new videos on beauty, fashion, hairstyles, lifestyle and everything and anything. Hopefully this way I can grow my audience and eventually actually become popular like +Zoella +Imogen Foxy Locks +beautycrush +Lauren Curtis and many more beauty/lifestyle blogger/vlogger gurus. (my list could go on forever)
Now, I know this requires a lot of hard work and commitment, but i'm willing to take the challenge and see what comes out of it. You know what they say: Hard work pays off!

There are many reasons why I didn't try vlogging earlier:

  1. I hate hearing my own voice on camera
  2. I don't find myself as "professional" as all the other vloggers
  3. I'm not so self confident
  4. I'm scared this will all be a big fail and that I will be dissed
But as we say: you never know till you try. So I am going to give this a shot and see where it leads to. If I realise that I'm not really getting anything out of it I'll probably just stop vlogging and stick to blogging. This doesn't mean I'll stop blogging, on the contrary, I love to write, so I'll definitely be keeping this up.

I hope to get as much support from my current followers and hopefully my new followers. This will mean so much to me and it's a great motivation for my new project. I will also be posting my videos weekly on a specific day so you all know when new videos will be up.

Also on my "must-do" list is to participate to my hometown's "Miss Luxembourg" (modeling) competition and even to give a shot at the "elite model Luxembourg" which happens here too. I know I'm way under the average model height which is 1m76 and I'm like 10 centimeters shorter, but for "Miss Luxembourg" any size and age girl can participate so I have a chance! (max age is 25 or something and min 16 or 18)

For those of you who don't actually know where Luxembourg is, it's a small country situated between France, Germany and Belgium. Population - half of a million, very multi-lingual and you can find nearly every nationality from all over the world: from Chinese to Brazilians to Danes to Greeks. There's probably at least one person from each country worldwide who lives in Luxembourg. Hence me: my dad is from Romania and my mum is from Scotland.
Luxembourg is also known for its large number of banks and also it's richness, yes we're a small little rich country. Last time I checked we were number 1 richest country in Europe. So if you didn't know all of this, that was a quick little history lesson for you on Luxembourg.

Anyway I hope all of you will be supportive and encouraging for my next big project: YouTube. Thank you for your time and patience and hope to hear from you all very soon!

kisses -

Sunday, January 26, 2014

My January Birchbox '14

Hello my beauties,

So back to beauty products today! I've received my January Birchbox in the post and here's what was inside, take a look:
I was actually very sceptical when first signing up to birchbox. I heard from some girls that Birchbox wasn't too good and others said it was excellent, so I said to myself: "what the heck" and gave it a go. My January Birchbox is indeed my first Birchbox and as a result I'm quite pleased although I was expecting more bits and bobs for my hair like hair bands or so on. Maybe next month I'll have better luck!

Here are my products in details:

1. Dr. Hauschka - Lemon lemongrass vitalising Bath essence It's quite hard to review this product, since I don't have a bath tub anymore (frowning). I really miss my bath tub and I loved taking baths especially with Lush's bath bombs! Oh well this one i'll have to save for when I'm on holiday in a hotel. What I can say though is that it smells so refreshing and lively. Spring in a bottle!

2. Delarom Paris - Acquaconfort mask. Smooth and light hydrating mask Nothing special, but It's always nice to have a face mask now and then. I'm actually quite pleased with this because I love treating my face to face masks, especially on sundays, plus this is a mini tube so it's great to test. I wouldn't buy this product simply because I love trying out new products. Yay me for samples!

3. Model co - Party proof matte lipstick in Red Velvet Wow great texture and vibrant color! This lipstick applys very very easily, which was kind of weird in the beginning. I'm used to applying lipsticks on a bit harder but this goes on so easily and smoothly you have to apply it very lightly. And even the lightest touch gives the max. color needed which is great! It kind of melts on your lips. I'm very happy with this product, i'm only a bit disappointed because it said I got two colors: Red Velvet and Get Naked but I never got Get Naked. Apart from that, great product.

4. Thermaliv - soft face scrub I love a nice face scrub and this product is just right. I wouldn't buy this in it's original format though, because as I said before hand I love trying out new products so the sample size suits me fine. I love a great face scrub, this really clears out your pores and gets rid of all impurities.

5. Beauty protector - Protect and Detangle leave in conditioner LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. This is by far the best product I received in my January Birchbox, I'll even give it the stamp of approval and the product of January Birchbox award. Smells so so nice I want to eat my hair. This little wonder instantly detangles, thermal protector, UV protector, seals cuticles, smoothes hair, locks in color, adds shine, weightless, non-greasy, conditions, for all hair types and to use daily. I would agree to everything and approve it. I would definitely buy this product in big! Only problem was in the beginning nothing would come out even if i pumped and pumped the spray so I detached the spray and sprayed it a few times in a glass of water till it worked, I then screwed it back on to the bottle and it worked perfectly!

6. Móa - the green balm A small cute tube of hydrayting cream. Smells good feels good and fits perfectly in your handbag. Cute little product for a quick creaming ( ok sounds wrong but you understand me). I wouldn't buy this product in big simply because ( as before) I love trying out new stuff.

There that's all for my January Birchbox. Hope you enjoyed reading this post and hopefully you've decided to join the Birchboxers! 

Good luck !!

kisses - 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

#The white blazer and the zebra bag

Hello to you too! How are my beauties doing today? I hope everything is great and you're all busy blogging. Today I thought I would share another outfit post, yes another one. Now I know I was mainly going to blog about beauty, but right now I'm having a crush on fashion. I'll still be doing beauty posts and reviews, no worries, just I thought I would give that a break and post more about fashion. I did say that I was thinking about posting more outfit posts so here I am. I hope you'll all enjoy my outfit posts as much as my beauty ones.

Today I bought a new tripod mount for my phone and I was just so excited I wanted to take millions of outfit posts, but I thought maybe one a day should be best otherwise I'll get sick of it too soon. Hihi, I'm trying to make the excitement last ( even though it always will no matter what simply because I love to blog)!

My makeup routine in this picture is the same as always, same old, same old. So Bareminerals foundation and contour. I have my YSL vernis à Lèvres 01 violet edition on my lips. I used limit from Naked 3 as eyeshadow (in the crease line for depth) and Urban Decay's super curl mascara. I like to keep my makeup simple most of the time. I do go for dramatic though when I go out or for a special event.

Hope you like my pictures - I was actually pretty indecisive on whether I should wear my hair up or down, so I got a bit of both in pictures. Which ones did you prefer? With my hair up or down?

white blazer H&M - striped top New Yorker - black (fake) leather coated pants H&M - Zebra studded leather bag Zara - Black inbuilt wedge combo boots Pimkie - Sunglasses aviator Ray-Ban

Kisses -

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

#photoshoot I

* We're all in our private traps.... clamped in them, and none of us can ever get out 
- Sometimes we deliberately step into those traps
* I was born in mine; I don't mind it anymore
- Oh but you should, you should mind it
* Oh I do, but I say I don't

leather skirt jennyfer - waterfall cardigan H&M - scarf H&M - top zara 

kisses -

"sometimes not knowing is the best solution..."

If I were a month, I’d be June.
            If I were a day of the week, I’d be Thursday.
     If I were a planet, I’d be Venus.
            If I were a sea animal, I’d be a White Shark.
                If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be shelf.
     If I were a gemstone, I’d be a diamond.
 If I were a flower, I'd be a lilly.
If I were a word, I'd be dainty.
      If I were a kind of weather, I'd be sunshine.
If I were a color, I'd be pink.
If I were an emotion, I'd be happyness.
If I were a fruit, I'd be a watermelom.
If I were an element, I'd be O2.
If I were a sound, I'd be a thunderstorm.
If I were a place, I'd be Los Angeles.
If I were a taste, I'd taste like hot chocolate.
If I were a scent, I'd be cherry blossom.
If I were a famous person, I'd be Candice Swanepoel.
If I were clothing, I'd be lingerie.
If I were a number, I'd be 18.
If I were a chocolate brand, I'd be milka.
If I were a cocktail, I'd be a cosmopolitan.
If I were a domestic animal, I'd be a cat.
If I were an object, I'd be a camera.
If I were a body part, I'd be a heart.
If I were a song, I'd be hotel california by the eagles.
If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be converse - all stars.


credits to Shannen Tinney

Copy and paste this on to your blog and show others what you would be

kisses -

Monday, January 20, 2014

just back from ST. Tropez!

Hey my fellow bloggers. I would first like to add a few words before starting this post. First of all I excuse myself for my short absence, I have been busy with university exams. Also, I would like to thank you all for your support even throughout my absence, it means a lot to me.

Now, back to blogging. I'm just so excited to write billions of new posts and I'm thinking about sharing some new outfit posts! I hope that you're all as excited as I am and you're all looking forward to my new posts.

Today I thought I would finally share something special. Nowadays everyone wants a nice glowing tan. If you live in europe, it's quite hard to acheive that healthy glowing look when it's dark and rainy for 5 months!! Lucky yous, who live in places where it's sunny all year round.
How many of you girls have tried billions of self bronzers/self tanners but have never been fully pleased or satisfied with the result? Me! Many times, until I finally got down to try the St. Tropez self tan mousse. 
One word: ADDICTED.

To set things straight this is how it is: I have pretty white skin, but I tan easily. I was looking for a self tan that gave me a glow and a proper tan look and not make me look orange. I hated those self tanners that left streaks or wouldn't even last a day. So I opted for Dark from St. Tropez. 
Because with light, you have to apply quite a few times before seeing any results as with dark you see it straight away. Instead of selftanning 5 times a week, with dark I only have to self tan 2 times a week. The second best thing about St. Tropez is that it doesn't leave you smelling like Indian food or something. (No offence to anyone, but that is the best described smell of the self tanners I can get). And third, the mousse is easy to apply and comes with a mit so your hands don't get all patchy and stained. With St. Topez I swear it's the closest I've ever come to for a natural beautiful fake tan.

My self tan routine:
  • ALWAYS exfoliate before applying any self tan lotion/mousse. This helps prevent getting those horrible patches when self tanning. Exfoliating gets rid of all the dead skin cells.
  • Moisturise elbows, knees, wrists and ankles. I like to moisturise my fingers, toes and in between them. Also moisturise any other area on your body which seems dry.
  • Shake your st. Tropez mousse before applying with your mitt.
  • key to good full coverage: go in long strikes and upward motion.
  • Apply two pumps for lower leg and two for upper. So 4 pumps per leg. After doing the bottom half go with the excess over your foot and ankles and don't forget to get in between your toes.
  • 2 pumps per arm starting with the top side of your arm first and then going under with the rest
  • Claw your hand like a cat and go with the rest of the mousse on top and in between your fingers
  • Then apply 5 pumps for the body. Divide it out a little, so do two pumps for stomach and lower back than two for top half. Then if you see a few gaps or you think you need more add a little pump.
  • After you've done all that, you can take a wet wipe and wipe your palms and in between your fingers. For safety, moisturize your wrists and in between your fingers again just to be sure to not get any patchy bits.

Now the hardest part is doing your back so if someone can do it for you great, if you're very flexible even better. But for those girls who are a bit like me and can't reach that small area behind you well we're doomed! We have to go around with a tan free back haha. 
Right now I don't mind too much because it's winter and no one will see my back, but I'm going to have to think of a way to get my back!!

Leave the mousse on for a least 4 hours before showering for a good result. For better results leave on longer. When you shower you'll see a brown colour wash out but don't worry your tan is still there. That's just the guide colour.

For longer maintain of your self tan remember to exfoliate regularly and moisturise!

First impressions:

  • Goes on very lightly
  • Blends easily
  • Look dirty in the beginning but after a few hours you'll look tanned
  • One application with st tropez dark already gives you a beautiful colour!
  • Doesn't smell in the beginning but throughout the day you do get a small smell of that typical self tan

Here you can see a difference between my neck (self tannend - 1 application) and my face (no makeup no selftan)

My legs - You can't see really well, I guess I should of taken pictures to show you a before and after. This is after one application. I'll take more pictures after a second to show you the difference.
If you take St. Tropez dark you will see a difference straight away. As with the light, you might need to apply a few times before getting an actual tanned look.

Which self tan do you girls use?

kisses cycybeauty!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What's in my makeup bag January 2014 ❤

What's in my makeup bag you ask? Well let's have a little look then girls.

A detailed post on what's in my makeup bag this January 2014 with my product of the month!
I nearly always use the same face makeup for quite a while so that might not change, what mostly changes are the eye shadows, mascaras and lipsticks. Keep on reading and dive into my makeup bag with me.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

YSL - every girl has her "the one" lisptick ❤

I have found my "the one" lipstick plus I got a 10% reduction lucky me! I just wanted to point out something special that means a lot to me... over a 1000 views on my blog! Wow thank you girls, this is truly amazing, I never thought I would attract any viewers at all to be honest. I'm very excited and even more to write more beauty posts. This is very motivating. 

Back to my post! I have found my lip wonder! This is lipgasm, lip heaven (laughing), oh I do come up with really weird words sometimes. Yes it's Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE vernis à lèvres - glossy stain - 1 violet edition (out of breath). Well that was quite a long description.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sexy cat eyes ❤

Girls, whether you believe me or not, I'm being completely honest with yous here, no jokes, but in this picture this was my very first attempt at cat eye eyeliner! After watching a very inspiring video from <<pin up beauty>> I decided to finally give this a go. I've always wanted those sexy elongated eyes but I never thought that it would suit me no more than if I was even able to do it!

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