While editing this post I was multitasking and reading lovely Christmas-inspired updates from my blogger friends. Most were overjoyed and excited about Christmas. A few were stressed, exhausted and not at all in the mood to celebrate. You know what, I can understand both sides perfectly and will chat in detail about my take on it in the 'view full post' part. Now, let's take a minute and read again the title of today's post. Nope, I am not going to try and turn someone from a "grinch" into a "Santa's helper". As cheesy as it might sound, I just want to spread a bit of holiday cheer and give genuine, not generic, advice for you this Christmas. As for the second part of the title: if you're like "huh?!" right now, I promise there's nothing too cryptic about it. Read on and let's get festive together!
22 December 2015
20 December 2015
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky. Thanks for your wisdom and a fab metaphor, Riri. It might be a shocker but I don't agree that diamonds are girl's best friends. That role is much better "performed" by your mum/dad, your husband/fiance/boyfriend, your bestie or even your cat :) However, I do love diamonds. When that SPECIAL piece of jewelry finds you (yes, it totally finds you, and not vice versa), you just know it will stick around for a long time. I am not talking about cute little stacking sets of bijouterie rings or that 2kg statement necklace we all own. It was bought, loved, forgotten or eventually lost. But this post will be about something that lasts, something that matters and stays. Gemstones with a meaning, diamonds with a history, masterpieces which are passed on from generation to generation. On top of that, I have this unexplainable affection towards sapphires. Let's explore all the goodness ;)
15 December 2015
Why don't I just join the rest of the mankind and say: "How on earth is Christmas time next week?!" Another thing that puzzles me is how come I only had one mince pie this December. ONE. This error needs to be fixed ASAP. Other than that, I'm having a very festive month of December and will chit chat about this wonderful season more in the end of this post. Back to mince pies. And PJs. And Christmas Day. I don't know why I said PJs, by the way :) Nevertheless, no matter what you are wearing on the BEST morning of all the top ranking mornings of the year, you do eventually (sadly) need to change into "normal" clothes. The best part of it is getting all dolled up. Without starting to make a lot of Harry Potter or Cinderella references, I will just say that you can look absolutely fabulous this winter with the help of this incredible red lipstick aka Rimmel The Only One 510. The name speaks for itself - Best Of The Best.
11 December 2015
Well, how cozier can it ever get than around this time of the year? I love December with its twinkly soft lights, fleece blankets, cinnamon-scented candles and one hundred cups of tea/cocoa/hot chocolate :) Plus, music. Lots of Christmas music. And Christmas movies. Even though I am one of those weirdos who can watch Home Alone in August no prob :) This post will be super Christmassy as I'm going to show your our decorations & little bits and bobs around our house. There might even be a few fun facts about holiday traditions from the countries where I lived. Get that cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows (+ please, make me one as well), get cozy and let's chat about everything Christmas :)
8 December 2015
How many hours of sleep does an average adult person get every night? In a perfect world - 8. In reality - 6, if you're lucky :) This review isn't going to be about a "magic cream" which erases all the traces of the 'I-barely-got-any-sleep' situation or gets the phrase 'dark circles' out of your dictionary. We wish, right? Not sure such a cream was ever invented. However, this is one of the best eye creams I've ever had and it does a fab job at keeping your under-eye skin moisturized and eliminating those dark circles. So if you are just like one of Santa's elves who stays up till late (working/studying/reading/being sucked into the Instagram wormhole) and needs to look fresher and brighter in the morning (and all day long), this cream might be just up your street ;)
5 December 2015
So "decking the hall" has begun as you have probably seen on my Twitter and Instagram. It's so exciting to get Christmas decorations out and start re-creating the mixture of Lapland and elf workshop inside your own house :) You don't need much to do that. As long as it's nice and cozy, you are golden. But I'm rushing ahead - a post on our Christmas decor (all the unique bits & pieces that are super pretty and meaningful to us) and our Christmas tree is coming very soon ;) Today's post is hopefully going to help you to score that perfect Secret Santa gift.
1 December 2015
Yay, it's time for monthly favourites! You know how much I love these posts! :) November, you were amazing. My up-in-the-air header photo for this post reflects it - it's been another month full of travel. After all, globetrotting is always a good idea ;) Being thankful every day for everyone and everything in my life (not only on Thanksgiving), I am also grateful for a great month #11 of 2015. As we are rolling into the last 30 days of this year, it's time to look back at wonderful (and freezing, haha) November. Let me tell you, I have something really special to share with you all today. Lights are twinkling, toes are toasty in fuzzy socks... and it's time to make a cup of tea and read my