Happy Sunday! Here I am sipping coffee by my Christmas tree.I know that last Sunday I mentioned my tree won't be ready before the 10th or even 15th....but I actually had it all ready on Monday evening,right before I packed for my work trip.I also got a cute silver wire rain-deer which I'll snap a picture of later.
This is my tiny tree decorated in pink.Actually I got this one to put in my bedroom and I really want to get a real tree and decorate it.I haven't had a real pine tree for years!
So I was away all week and couldn't post although I had plenty of time as my schedule kept me occupied from 9 am to 3 pm .I didn't have a computer with me and actually figured out I can post on my ipad but having no pictures uploaded on it didn't help much. I had a really hectic day on Tuesday but I got everything done by 3pm, checked into a hotel and went out shopping.The next few days went by so quickly,I met one of my friends for drinks,on Thursday we saw a nice movie- In Time with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.I so loved her performance and her red short hair looked amazing!
On Thursday I saw the first snow this season!It was nice but didn't last for too long....While at work I got a text from a friend saying we're gonna make a snowman after work and when we all got up to the top floor for a coffee break there it was-lots of white snow falling down :)
Here's a humongous tree and some six rain-deers running over my head :) and this is what I found on my hotel door one morning.I've never had my hotel door decorated before,this one was a surprise!
On Friday night the Christmas lights in my home town were lit and this is how it all looks now
Happy Sunday!!!What a better way to spend a winter Sunday than reading cute little blog posts and whatching favorite TV shows, while having a nice cup of coffee and a donut.....Mmmmm...I haven't had a donut in so long :)
So this past week started with me being sick.I got some sort of a virus which came,made me feel like...crap, and then left just as fast as it came.I stayed home for three days-which was great!I mean,I didn't feel great but who doesn't love staying in bed catching up on the latest TV series :) The only thing I didn't like about it all was the fact that I was stuck at home while it was 20'C outside....What a winter surprise!
Yesterday I spent half of my day with a friend just shopping and having coffee sitting outside.It was such a wonderful warm day (and week) ,no one wanted to go back home!... I still haven't gotten out all the Christmas decorations at home.The thing is I haven't decided how to decorate this year meaning I have a few random ideas and a little bit of inspiration.Also, I couldn't go on this work trip this week and it's rescheduled now for next Tuesday to Friday,so it seems like my Christmasy stuff won't be out ,ready and done before the 10th-15th....Hm!
Anyways!At least I have some new nail polishes in festive colors and am mentally getting prepared for a couple of Christmas parties which are coming up really soon.I already have my outfits ready and my hair appointments which is a good start,right?!
* amazing nail colors I found recently on the market.these have some amazing glossy finish and there's absolutely no need for top coat.the formula is just like of OPI colors but the price.....10x less :) *
One favorite thing I've been doing a lot this week has been browsing through some awesome blogs on my ipad.It's so relaxing and it's much easier than holding a laptop and typing on a keyboard.
Here are a couple of favorites for this week.
*After a short break I started using my Soap&Glory 'Righteous Body Butter'.This winter cold has made my skin really dry (especially on my legs) and I guess that my love for hot showers doesn't help one bit.But this body butter is amazingly amazing and I love everything about it , especially the smell which reminds me of a Dior or Chanel perfume,not sure which one.A great thing about this body butter is that its formula is rich but also light in consistency.I started using it in the beginning of this summer and am very pleased.And it's quite a big tub :) Available in Boots.
*This other product in the picture above is a favorite deodorant spray which I've been liking for a few years now and actually discovered the brand while living in the US (by recommendation of my boyfriend back then..LOL).It comes in purple,blue and pink and I personally prefer the blue scent.
Now I hope everyone is having a great Sunday and is in a good Christmas spirit :)
Coat: Billabong, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Bag: Cromia leather bag
No snow so far but days are getting to be really cold.It gets dark around 6 pm which often makes me really tired in the evenings.Last Tuesday I fell asleep at 8.30pm...
Workdays have been boring lately and I'm missing some real excitement.I really hope the holidays will bring more cheerful days as I've been really down.Christmas preparations have started almost everywhere!We had to decorate a tree at work two weeks ago....and I chose to decorate it in white and silver colors only.It doesn't look too bad but it's a fake one and I'm really missing the real Christmas trees and the pine aroma in the air.
Last Thursday we had a movie night out with the girls.It was fun :) We got out of the cinema at 11.30pm and on the way out we saw some people working on a Christmas tree in the mall.We didn't get to see it all done though.
I have been really into red (holiday) shades of nail polish but don't have any pictures taken.
Loving right now:
Elle by YSL (has got to be one of my favorites this year)
Chocolate Berry Cakes
Glitter nail polish + any reds :)
Any holiday recipes for home cooked meals which include pumpkin,nuts,cinnamon,berries etc. The taste of black bergamot tea with milk and sugar
I always find the color of pomegranate pretty amazing-like something I'd like to have as my nail color LOL.Eating pomegranate is real fun too,plus it's really good for you :) Maybe this is why I snapped a picture of it.....
And here are a few favorite make up items for this cold cold month of November :) I just got my first Inglot eye-shadow ever.Sadly,the colors don't have names like Mac's for example but the one I chose is a plain pinkish nude with a satin finish.This color is to replace my much loved Micabella mineral shadow in Randevouz which I ran out of and can't find anywhere :(
Another new brand that was introduced to me this month is URIAGE.It's November, it's getting really cold and my skin is getting to be really dry and dehydrated.I was so happy with the way my face looked this summer, I couldn't believe I needed no make-up......but Ovtober came and ruined the fun!!! So I was in the pharmacy looking for some sort of a thicker face cream to protect my skin from the cold and I was offred and showed this brand I've been hearing and seeing forever but never dared to actually try.I'm really picky when it comes to skin care as I had to deal with problem skin for 2 years and it was a nightmare. Anyways!My new wintery face cream is AquaPrecis Baume by URIAGE and I have to say it's doing a pretty good job.It's called a baume which probably means just cream- but the kind of nice white this cream which doesn't run and looks solid.At first I was a little alarmed when I saw it as I thought that no make-up will actually stay on over this thick cream.But the rep assured me it was OK and yes, the cream was so quickly absorbed by my skin,it just sank in.And of course should we state the other benefits of it- it contains thermal water which calms the skin and any irritation,it builds a protective film over the skin so pores don't get dirty and clogged, it hydrates like nothing else and so on.I like it!....I also got samles of the hydrating eye gel of the same line and this one I also like quite a lot.I was also explained that this brand offers refills, so you don't pay for the container every time- you just get a plastic thing you stick in the pot you already have.Not a bad idea!
This other container in the picture is my foundation which I've been using for 2 years now and got it again along with my new face cream.
A nude OPI shade I found by accident-'I love Yokohama'.It works really well for a nude and stays on for a few days....It's a keeper!
And finally,I have some new,nice-smelling and relaxing body washes by Borjois.The one in the brown bottle smells like honey and is amazing :)