Author: Anna

Palm leaf print

I have recently decided to focus on building a minimalist wardrobe, which will allow me to mix and match clothes without problems. Things were going on well until I came across a jumpsuit in a palm leaf print. I have always liked the motif of a palm, especially on wallpapers (example – Martinique) and when I saw the jumpsuit, I bought it on the spot, which doesn’t happen too often. It’s the first one listed below and I love it! I realized that tropical prints are trending at the moment, so I decided to share my picks with you in case you’re looking for a truly summer piece. I really like the combination of green leaves on a white or black background, but you can find the print in different shades, like blue, grey or black and white. Top Shop – Palm Leaf Print Jumpsuit New Look – Palm Printed Jumpsuit Liquorish – Palm Print Maxi Dress Misguided – Leaf Print Playsuit New Look – Palm Leaf Shirt Dress Definitions Cut Out Front Dress Pandora …

Where to shop online for green beauty products

Green beauty products become more and more popular these days and the number of new green brands grows. However, the market is still dominated by non-clean brands and it’s not easy to find natural cosmetics in shops. Thankfully, there is a lot of great online shops offering a full range of green beauty products – I find online shopping really convenient, because I can check products’ reviews, compare with others and find the best deal. Also, when I’m in the shop, I tend to grab some items quickly, not giving the purchase a thought because I’m in the rush. When it comes to online shopping, I usually bookmark a product first and think whether it’s worth buying or not. Anyway, let me introduce three of my favourite online shopping destinations to you! 1. Naturisimo We love Naturisimo – it offers free worldwide shipping, the range of products is fantastic and – what is really cool – you can order samples before making a purchase. To get a discount, use SUMMER -10% code at the checkout …

Clean Beauty Wishlist #1

I have never been one of those girls who have flawless skin no matter what – I am the exact opposite. I suffer from eczema, which sometimes gets really serious and unfortunately it always appears on my face, which makes it even harder for me. But since I’m using natural face products on a daily basis I noticed a huge improvement in the condition of my skin. I have always been looking for gentle and eczema friendly products in the pharmacy but they were far from perfect – the majority of them was causing skin irritation, had an intense scent or some chemicals which were making my condition even worse. And then Ewelina came to the rescue, introducing me to natural beauty products and this is something I will be forever grateful for. Probably my bank account is not as happy because these cosmetics are more expensive than the drugstore ones but I believe they are worth every penny. Speaking of which, I prepared a wish list of clean beauty products, as there is still a …

Clean Beauty: Dr Hauschka Volume Mascara review

In Looking for the perfect natural mascara video, I promised you I would test the natural mascaras and let you know my thoughts in a blog post. The product I will review today is Volume Mascara by Dr. Hauschka, which I’m using since then. I have to tell you guys, contrary to Ewelina’s experience, I really like this mascara.   LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE PROS: – First of all it’s free of synthetic preservatives, scents, mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PEG, so it’s safe to use, – It does give my lashes volume – probably not a dramatic one but it’s more than perfect for a daily use, – The brush is thick and handle is long, which makes applying easier, – It doesn’t cause lash clumping, – It has a really pleasant, natural scent, – It’s quite easy to remove, – The packaging is simple and classy – might seem a bit old fashioned, but to me it’s in a good way, since so many mascaras now look like spaceships.   AND …

Style File – Brigitte Bardot

I have always admired Brigitte Bardot – her hypnotising beauty and super feminine style made her my style icon and films she starred in are amongst my favourites. The 50’s and 60’s French bombshell created a unique style, which girls all around the world tried to imitate and some try to even now. Brigitte is timeless – she never really followed any particular trends, but skilfully played with fashion making it work for her. This time, I have mainly focused on the early years of her career and listed 7 of her signature wardrobe pieces. Let’s get started! BALLERINAS Bardot was a huge fan of ballerinas. She popularised them asking Repetto brand in 1956 to design ballet shoes for everyday use – that’s when Cendrillon model was created. You can see her wearing the exact same model in ‘And God Created Woman’ film, which made Brigitte a world-wide sensation. OFF THE SHOULDER NECKLINE (BARDOT NECKLINE) BRETON STRIPED SHIRT 7/8 CROPPED TROUSERS BIKINI Brigitte used to be a true star of French Riviera, earning ‘The Bikini …

Our picks – Top 10 designer bags

I have to confess one thing to you guys – I’m a handbag freak. Unfortunately a very picky one, which appreciates only these beautifully designed bags, made of leather or any other proper material and which come from a brand with a story. That of course limits my shopping a lot, because I am absolutely crazy for designer bags and I can’t seem to appreciate any other ones and in effect I follow the rule ‘Buy less, choose well and make it last’. I prepared a list of my top 10 favourites designer bags, which was a hard thing to do – I am pretty sure I will write a part 2 soon! LADY DIOR My absolute favourite – I instantly fell in love with it. When I moved to London I finally had the chance to try it on and since then I knew it’s the perfect bag. I heard a lot of opinions how difficult it is to wear – that you have to be dressy to wear Lady Dior and that it …

Effortless look – French je ne sais quoi

What is an effortless look in my definition? Can only French women achieve it? To me effortless is looking effective by being natural and selective when it comes to clothes and accessories. It’s the confidence of wearing something simple and making it a statement. It’s the courage to feel sexy in your own skin, without much make up and other improvements. French icons mastered the effortless look, called ‘je ne sais quoi’ – a quality that makes something distinctive or attractive. Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot are women who I always look up to and they never fail to inspire me. Thankfully, such look is not exclusive for the French. If we carefully select our clothes and listen to ourselves instead of following the trends, I believe we can capture this spirit. Last years, celebrities such as Kim Kardashian influence people with their style – it’s nothing weird considering the fact that even Vogue featured her on their cover. Not because of her fashion taste, but to make better magazine sales. Vogue succeded, Kim as well, …