July good-bye, welcome August!

July is gone, August has arrived… with this rhythm, December will soon be there!

* Please don’t be put off by the date! Today is August 25th – I posted just once this month, but among other reasons, you’ll see at the end of this post where I’m posting every week!

In July I only posted once, for some reasons – #1, cause the first semester of the year was so kind to me – my July post talked about it, the nice countries seen and sooo much missed… Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republicthen Ireland and Northern Ireland, Belgium, Germany, England, Greece and the World Cup in Brazil – I’m kind of sorry to write about it again, but I really want to extend that feeling! I confess that most of July I lived thinking it was still June :) It was nice! It was also hectic and with some nice news! Wait till the end of the post :), please!

As I said, posting only once in July generated many pictures along the month – please bear with me and take a look at the next page :)

July 27th, winter where I am now: with a lovely necklace and earrings from Hungary

July 27th, winter where I am now: lovely necklace and earrings, Hungary

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Dream trip to Greece

Some lovely blogger-friends told me “waiting for thetrip to Greece post!” –  here it is! In 2012 the lovely Em (please check her blog out, really outstanding!) came to London and we met! She invited me to visit her in her city – Thessaloniki, lovely! 8 days with nice tours, great food, phenomenal views and some shopping too (shown here)! A dream trip!

Some years ago I was in Athens, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Patras and Corinth. Now Em, her boyfriend and cousin showed me Thessaloniki, Panorama, Thermi, N. Epivates, Perea and Chalkidiki (I loved Skione!) Her mother is, for me, the best cook in the world and Em made melomakarona for me! I ate delicious things I didn’t know, learned more Greek words and saw great churches!

In Thessaloniki, April 12th, 2014

In Thessaloniki, April 12th, 2014

They were so lovely and patient – took so many photos (thanks)! I tried to show some now, not only 3 :) A lot, but the blog is a “diary” and these are my favorite pictures. I could split them into 2 posts, but… no. It’s now. Please bear with me let’s start the tour!

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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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