Half of the year is gone!

Hello! Please don’t be put off by the date on the left – today is July 28th, Monday! Because I have had kind of “different hectic weeks” it meant not enough time to post. Since I think this post is still VERY relevant to me, I’m recycling it again :) Hope you don’t mind and that you like it! I know we are in July, of course… But I’m still living in the first semester of the year… I confess – it was so good, I want to extend that feeling!

In June I only posted twice :( because of a trip and the World Cup. And in July only once :) Anyway, my sweet blogger-friends know exactly when I have a new post – when I comment on their blogs :) I don’t comment three times a week, but I’m a loyal reader. Despite that, I’m really interested in your posts! Do believe me!

The first half of the year is gone, the second has just started – I wanted to have track of what I have done so far and add the things I did in June, so to remember the time and the places. Here it goes!

1stsemester2014I bought many nice things, got nice presents, went to many museums – love history!, cooked quite a lot, bought new furniture, had birthday. Trips till June: England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Brazil. Continue reading

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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March trip – Part II

I’m so pleased to be back to the blogs I so much enjoy and now on facebook and twitter on a daily basis! As promised, here’s the second part of my Rally Holidays in March. As I said here, the pics are small, but it’s to keep track of where I’ve been, not about fashion. More about history and architecture :)

Last Monday I ended with some pictures in Gdansk, Poland. Let’s start from there again :)

Rainy Gdansk, March 16, 2p014. Roover Vistula and ship musem Soldek. A suitcase to be presentable... you need to change accessories. Scarf by Codello, bought in Zurich, umbrella Mark Jacobs

Rainy and windy Gdansk, March 16, 2014. River Vistula and ship musem Soldek. Packing a suitcase to be presentable… you need to change accessories. Scarf by Codello, bought in Zurich, umbrella Marc Jacobs

The marvellous architecture of Gdansk!

The marvellous architecture of Gdansk!

That satchel by Miss Lulu, so handy! I didn’t like the flowers so much this time, so I added some felt hearts, with felt “buttons” inside. Sorry for “blurred me”, it’s just to give an idea

That satchel by Miss Lulu, so handy! I didn’t like the flowers so much this time, so I added some felt hearts, with felt “buttons” inside. Sorry for “blurred me”, it’s just to give an idea

After that, I went to Kaliningrad, really interesting!

I love this picture! I just wanted the Russian words in the photo and myself - when I saw it, it looks like the model is kissing the woman walking there! So funny!

I love this picture! I just wanted the Russian words in the photo and myself – when I saw it, it looks like the model is kissing the woman walking there! So funny!

Pregolya river, Kaliningrad

Pregolya river, Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad,

Kaliningrad, Church of Alexander Nevsky, Russia

Now, riding to Lithuania – such a great place, with so friendly people!

It was snowing in Marijampole, the 3rd biggest city in Lithuania. So beautiful!    Church St. Michael's  Basilica

It was snowing in Marijampole, the 3rd biggest city in Lithuania. So beautiful! St. Michael’s Basilica is so peaceful and beautiful inside!

Now…. back to Poland, Warsaw and Rzeszów

Rzeszów, Poland - so beautiful and nice!

Rzeszów, Poland – so beautiful and nice! Guess what, that bag caught many glances….

Then I went to Slovakia, to Košice and Prešov among others, but the target was Hungary

Budapest is FABULOUS!!!  A street there and then The Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvár) in City Park (Városliget)

Budapest is FABULOUS!!! A street and The Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvár) in City Park (Városliget)

The Parliament in Budapest

The Parliament in Budapest

On the top of  St. Stephen's Basilica, it was windy, but phenomenal

On the top of St Stephen’s Basilica It was windy, but phenomenal

Then, one more time Slovakia – now Bratislava

Near Horsky Park with the sweet small church

Near Horsky Park and a sweet church – Faithful Miss Lulu satchel, Ralph Lauren top and juzionline necklace

Again I wanted the local language in my photo...  Revenge? Well, that is a bin to donate clothes, I donated this coat

Again I wanted local words in my photo. Revenge? That’s a bin for donation, I donated a coat

And now… ending this year’s edition of my Rally Holidays… a city where I visited sometimes, so much that I was even asked to publish a guide once – Prague

Charle's bridge and the river Vltava in Prague, Czech Republic, March 22nd, 2014

Charles bridge and the river Vltava in Prague, Czech Republic, March 22nd, 2014

Prague astronomical clock and Wenceslas Square - Topshop umbrella to look OK-ish :)

Prague astronomical clock and Wenceslas SquareTopshop umbrella to look OK-ish

And this is the end of my Rally Holidays in March, 2014. Sensational weeks when I saw so much beauty, learned so much, interacted with local friendly people – a time to remember!

Hope the post wasn’t that boring and that you liked it, places and pictures!

I’m always thrilled to read your comments and suggestions! Thanks so much for them!

Hope you have a fantastic week with many smiles!

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