Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It’s time for Christmas and in a week, a New Year… it seems everything passed so fast! Is it maybe because Christmas ads and street decoration started in August this year? :) Well, time to celebrate!

Merry Christmas 2

I’ve been busy and “on the road” quite a lot this year, so I didn’t post much from a certain time on – but it’s changing again and will be better from January on. This month seems to be good for posting – we still have some days :) Time to wish everybody a great Christmas time!!!

Myself trying to participate, at least in my thoughts!

Myself trying to participate, at least in my thoughts!

I prepared some things to eat, like the Christmas tree made of sandwiches!

I prepared some things to eat, like the Christmas tree made of sandwiches! Dress – I don’t remember! Headband, from Belgium, shoes Pura Lopez

As I post about beauty products and other things like bags on Stylishly Beautiful, I added to the table some of the items I reviewed!

As I post about beauty products and other things like bags on Stylishly Beautiful, I added to the table some of the items I reviewed!

I made the bracelet myself, with elements I bought in Greece - I wanted to wear it to pay homage to the lovely Stylishly Beautiful members!

I made the bracelet myself, with elements I bought in Greece – I wanted to wear it to pay homage to the lovely Stylishly Beautiful members!

The necklace was also made by myself, with the Greek shop things that I loved!

The necklace was also made by myself, with the Greek shop things that I loved!

Nail polish - a novelty for me - never wore that color before! Dior Blue Lagoon - excellent!

Nail polish – a novelty for me – never wore that color before! Dior Blue Lagoon – excellent!

And the cake I prepared for the occasion, with edible icing from eatyourphoto!

And the cake I prepared for the occasion, for a site I work, with edible icing from eatyourphoto!

I wish you a great, fantastic Christmas! May you have a beautiful time with your family!

And a very beautiful new year! We will soon have 365 brand new pages to write a beautiful new story! May you have joy, health, success, fun, love, everything positive that your heart wishes!

May you smile a lot and receive many sweet smiles!

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Such a month!

 August summary and a new page on the blog: OUTFITS!

I’m not posting every week here, but always taking care of the blog – this is the post till Oct 6th :)  In the meantime, I created another new page this montth! ACCESSORIES!

In August I painted and framed pictures, posted everyday quotes on facebook and twitter, kept a diary of what I learned during Aug, got my DNA tested by NatGeo (fascinating!), cooked a bit and posted every week on Stylishly Beautiful, the new site I’m posting on.

August 2014 pictures

Beginning of August, with gifted Swarovski earrings

Beginning of August, with gifted Swarovski earrings

I learned a polaroid effect!

Lovely necklace, Missoni and Topshop tops and… I learned a polaroid photo effect!

Tod's

Tod’s bag and headband + chocolate always on my mind

Outfits:

1) Indian skirt, Celine top, Cristofoli shoes 2) L K Bennett dress and Alexander McQueen headband 3) Tory Burch bag, Missoni long top, Topshop top and Stefanel shoes

Details

Outfit details: Cristofoli shoes and floral bag – Bracelets: gifted Pandora bracelet and one from Tenby – Amazing Polish ring (2004) – Bracelets from Slovenia and Prague, 2013/14

Stefanel shoes

Stefanel shoes

Alexander McQWueen

Alexander McQueen headband, L.K. Bennett dress and La Cabane a Perles beads from Saint-Malo for necklace designed by me, made by Julie Reen. Coconut red beads – gifted

Just one of the quotes of the month, to remember a very important thing

Just one of the quotes of the month, to remember a very important thing

Did you know that men use “Uh” as a conversation gap filler, while women use “um“? This information, that may be superfluous, is here. I found the explanation interesting!

So that was it! To a new month full of smiles for all of us!

Hope you liked this attempt to show some items – I’ll love your sweet comments, thanks!

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P.S. - Couldn't think of a good title; it was the best I could do!

 

Shop till you drop

Well… that was just a funny title… but on my first post about Rally Holidays in March I said I would prepare a post with my purchases. And the time is now!

Travelling often and the rules of airports and air lines “force” me to constantly buy new beauty products. I travel with hand luggage only and as everybody else, can only carry a small allowed plastic bag with a 100ml per product. It soon fills the bag! So I use the airport shops for my rescue, to have creams and perfumes with me at my destinations.

At the airport

At the airport in Dublin before reaching Germany. Dior Dream Skin and Dior One Essential serum. Clarins double serum, Percy &  Reed hair balm and some cute bangles

In Germany, by Yves Rocher (I love it!)

In Germany, from Yves Rocher (I love it!) Brushes, mascara, eyeshadows,  scarf (Bijou Brigitte), eyeliners and two amazing perfumes: Neroli and Vanila Noir

In Berlin

In Berlin, Lanvin hair products, P2 hand serum, Catrice powder, Alverde lip gloss and highlighters (didn’t know them) and Guhl shampoo. I love it and can’t find it in England

I like to buy local makeup brands where I go... these item are from Polnad (scarf included). I don't believe in XXL lip gloss es. I bought this one for the color and by the way - it really works just a lip gloss

I like to buy local makeup brands where I go… these items are from Poland (scarf included). I don’t believe in XXL lip glosses. I bought this one for the color – beautiful! – and by the way – it really works just as a lip gloss

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Florabotanica perfume, Garnier BB cream,  a garnet ring and crystal bracelet from Prague, some traditional hand painted and beaded items from Hungary

Detail of the garnet ring

Detail of the garnet ring

Hermes head ribbon and a great pendant, in Rzeszow, Poland

Hermes head ribbon and a great pendant, in Rzeszow, Poland

To go to Greece, at Brussels airport Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise perfume

To go to Greece – Brussels airport:  Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise perfume, nail polish and The Body Shop serum. In Greece, eyeshadows, shower gels, soaps (from Greek brands) and Mavala nail coat

Some nice items from Thessaloniki - it's a DIY project!

Some nice items from Thessaloniki – it’s a DIY project! I also bought some icons

At Tsakiris Mallas store in Thessaloniki

Apr 14 – Tsakiris Mallas store in Thessaloniki. New brogues, jeans and shirt. More shoes in the bags… the shoes there were great!

Bare Minerals

Bare Minerals powder and facial cleanser, Nuxe serum and Max Factor primer

Anna Sui nail polish - isn't that cute?

Anna Sui nail polish – isn’t that cute?

Gdansk is the world capital of amber, so I bought some pieces there

Gdansk is the world capital of amber. I bought some pieces there (shown here)

My friend Julie is so talented! I chose the gem and said what I wanted and she made this ring for me!

My friend Julie is so talented! I chose the gem and said what I wanted and she made this ring for me!

The list of purchases in March-April goes on… shoes (here), jackets, dresses, skirts, tops (here), sunnies, earrings (here), belts, bags (here), scarves, headbands, lipsticks, nail polishes, more perfumes… I’ll show more next week (the trip to Greece). Maybe too much? Well, I was happy and do believe me, life is too short to miss what you like.

I hope you are all having a great time and may you see many smiles!

Thank you so much for your visit and comments, I really love them!

If you have some time, there’s a new page on facebook called Vegetabible. It’ll be nice if you take a look and like it, if you think it’s cool! Thank you so much!

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