Thursday, 21 August 2014

Life Through Instagram

"Two people who were once very close can without blame or grand betrayal become strangers. Perhaps this is the saddest thing in the world."
- Warsan Shire

@snow_white_in_wonderland

This post took me ages to create. My phone decided not to recover after an update and as a result I had to source my own photos from the internet... How 'awesome' is that? I've been having all sorts of technical issues lately and the only logical explanation is that technology hates me.

Loving: The fact that I have a new place to live *yay*. I am not quite settled  yet but as soon as I feel confident enough, I will show you. It is really nice, a bit chilly at nights, a bit messy in the kitchen but I love it. Shoutout to the two idiots I live with! (look at the panda picture above and you'll know what I'm talking about)

Hating: Can I rant about the UK weather for a bit? 
This is NOT what August should be like, ok? Sweaters and jackets and freezing nights are not acceptable. Especially sunny mornings and then spells of rain and hail every 2 hours.

Craving: So.many.things. Starting from a lovely pair of Adidas trainers through Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder to a new leather jacket. And I am not even quite sure how to prioritize those things.

Listening to: Ed Sheeran - X (Full Album) is the best thing that has happened to me in a while. I listen to it literally all the time (yes, even at work). I've always liked Ed Sheeran but until now his songs were "a boy in love" and now they're more like "real man's life". My absolute favourite is Don't.

Reading: I got this Bulgarian book when I was at home "Боксьори и случайни минувачи" Палми Ранчев. 

  
Secretly Hoping: To start exercising regularly. I just don't feel fit and I need to start doing something about it and that's the easy part. Sticking to it is a different story.

Regretting: I had a whole month at home and barely did anything. I should've gone to so many places and never have time for a free day. In reality (as I expected) I was in my bed half of the time and the other half I was dreading going out in the scorching sun.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned guys!


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Saturday, 16 August 2014

The Perfect Shaving Combo

The best advice I’ve ever received is, ‘No one else knows what they’re doing either.'
 - Ricky Gervais


Hello, hello. Sorry for yet another short absence. I am back in the United Kingdom of Weird Weather hence holiday and good life in general is over for me and after the short disruption, life goes on...

I don't know if it's a strange topic to talk about in the end of August but the other day I realized that I have gold in my hands. You see, I have always been a sufferer of razor bumps and ingrown ickiness. I've tried all the hair removal methods known to mankind but the situation was no good. Until recently, I couldn't settle with my shaving routine either, because no product seemed to fix the problem. But here they are: The Ultimate Shaving Solution with slight focus on the blue wonder in the middle.  


1. BIC Soleil Razor

I don't claim this is the best razor out there (I am pretty sure in the past I've even tried cheaper ones which are better) but it certainly does the job. I like the hold, the shape and overall it's a pretty decent razor. As I said, probably not the best but a good choice. I'd love to try the Venus Olay Razor and while we're on it...

2. Gillette with a touch of Olay Shaving Gel

This was recommended to me by a friend and I am quite happy I got it. It creates thick foam and leaves the skin soft and smooth. I definitely give it the thumbs up.


3. Shaveworks The Cool Fix

This is brilliant and I cannot stress it enough!
 I had a serious issue with razor bumps, redness and ingrown hairs which were massively annoying and for quite awhile I avoided wearing shorts or skirts because of the problem. I tried quite a few products and most of them were not cheap, I can tell you that. The Cool Fix was one of the first things I came across while researching for a good product but for some reason left it for last. So in the beginning of this summer I decided it's my last resort and ordered it. I am not going to lie, the first time I applied it it stung like hell. I read many bad reviews referring to that stinging feeling but for me it went away. I can barely feel it now. There's only a cooling sensation which is not irritating, it's even pleasant. The other issue you may have is the price but those smooth legs are worth it!

Hope you found that useful! Thank you for reading and stay tuned, people! I am not going anywhere...   

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

White Not Quite

“Pride is a funny thing; it can make what is truly worthless appear to be a treasure.”
— Alice Hoffman




Hello, hello. 
I've been very active on the "outfit' department recently *yay*. That's mainly because it's summer, I've got some free time on my hands; hence inspiration comes. Winter is too gray and dull to dress up sometimes. Ok, most of the time for me. So brace yourself for a couple more looks.

The trousers were bought to be worn now but I decided they'll be suitable for chillier weather too. We'll see about that. The only problem is that the white stripes are a b**ch to pair with other clothes... they are white but not quite (I should make a song about it, huh?). There does not exist a white or even champagne top to match them. In the end I bought the basic navy blue top form Zara and was done with it. But the scarf came along too... it was a sales purchase inspired by my friend (<3 H.). I knew it would be a chilly evening so I brought it along. Well, it doesn't quite match the pants either but I was soooo over it at that point.




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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Dress Like it's Friday

"We teach girls shame; close your legs, cover yourself, we make them feel as though by being born female they’re already guilty of something."
- Chimamnda Ngozi Adichie

A kimono and a pair of leather shorts. What else can a girl ask for?    



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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

All White + Furla Candy Bag

You can drink too much and forget the night before but I’ve learned you can never drink enough to forget the people you’ve loved and lost.
 - Beau Taplin


This Furla bag is a "love it or hate it" piece. I think the whole candy collection is awesome for summer but you need to be careful with the colour combo you pick. That's why I went all white and wore the bag as a statement. I'd also prefer the big size Candy to avoid the "Barbie bag" moment but it still looks quite nice, no?





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Monday, 14 July 2014

Summer Through Instagram

"Maybe home is nothing but two arms holding you tight when you’re at your worst."



Laid-back days, beach, summer clothes and a bit of Arctic Monkeys. It's been really nice being home...


 Loving: Am I allowed to say summer? I know it's cheesy (and a bit weird) but I do enjoy the hot and humid weather in Varna. Even the moments when all I need is air conditioning are precious. 


Hating: Having to deal with trivial necessities when all I want to do is relax. I guess one can never escape from things like that.


Craving: More hours in a day. You know how everyone wants to meet you at once and when you're actually free no one calls you and all you can do is communicate with the dog? Yeah, that's me at the moment.


Listening to: Not exactly a summer song but Eminem - Echo. I am still gutted that I couldn't go to his Wembley concert... One day, Eminem, one day.


Reading: I am mentioning this in every post. How annoying am I? We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.


Secretly Hoping: That the summer will never end and I can stay here, stuck in a moment forever. And secretly dreading the moment I will have to return to London.

Regretting: Not taking my hair oil with me. I need a good hair oil, now I am absolutely convinced. The difference it makes is so obvious now. I need to buy a new one which seems quite expensive here (everything seems expensive, actually). Any recommendations?  

Thank you for reading, guys. Stay tuned! 

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Friday, 11 July 2014

Summer Lovin' Tag

"You can’t just make me different and then leave. You can’t. You can’t change me and make my whole life centered around you, then leave."
 - John Green



Today I came across this tag and it seemed quite interesting so I decided to do it, too. Summer is simply the best season: holidays, long nights, days on the beach... a dream.
 So let's get down to it, shall we?

1. Summer lipstick you're loving?

I'd say Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Orange Punch. It's a very nice orange-y chubby stick with sheer and glossy finish. It was created to be worn in the summer, combined with tanned skin and wave-y hair. The other colours from the range are perfect for summer, too. Orange Punch is usually my everyday choice and at night, I'd pick up a bold lipstick again in orange or red. 

2. Summer nail polish you're loving?

This is a tough one because I'm so lazy with my nail polish no matter the season. I always go for red for the toes and either the same for nails or a coral neon. I don't have a particular one I use, but Essie has an awesome summer collection out at the moment which I am dying to try.

3. Favourite fake tan?

I do not fake tan. I am naturally dark and even when my skin gets lighter during the winter I don't mind.

4. Favourite summer song?

I'd say this changes every season. You know how there's always this summer hit which is stuck in your head for three months and then every time you hear it, it reminds you of that particular summer. Maybe this summer it's Ice Cream - Zahir (Bulgarian). Not quite sure though...

5. Favourite summer accessory?

As I mentioned in a previous post, I've been quite light on the accessory department recently. However, I never go out without my sunglasses and a watch

6. Favourite summer fragrance/ perfume? 

Hmmm, right now it's my new one - Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. I think with perfumes it's the same as with music. A particular one always reminds you of the time you wore/ listened to it. So for me DKNY Be Delicious Classic will always be my favourite summer scent.

7. Summer book you're loving?

My beach read as you probably saw, is We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I don't have a 'summer book', it's whatever seems interesting at the moment.

8. What are you most excited to do this summer?

Just relax, go to the beach, have a bit of fun with my friends and family. I really need to dedicate some time to myself even if that means doing nothing and watching movies. Of course, I won't say no to beach cocktails and party nights but hey, whatever. As long as it's summer...



I tag whoever wants to do it, too. And make sure you let me know, I'd love to read it!



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