28 September 2016

7 Ways To Pamper Yourself This Fall

How to pamper yourself this fall
Let's get real for a second. When was the last time you let yourself have that I-am-relaxing-and-doing-all-the-things-I-can't-normally-do time? If you can give me the date and time, I applaud you. We are usually (if not always) insanely busy in our own ways, having to be "responsible adults" or just decent human beings. But boy, do we deserve that pamper night from time to time! I actually wouldn't say no to a full day, tbh. It is extra special to treat yourself to that very much needed "me time" in autumn. Fairy lights, browns and reds and everything pumpkin spice. What can be more exciting, cozy and relaxing? So when L'Occitane* reached out to me and asked what product range of theirs I consider inspiring and perfect for those chilly autumn days and that snug pamper night, I was thrilled to share the love because I am heart eyed emoji over so many L'Occitane bits and pieces. Believe me, you have earned the right to relax being the #GirlBoss you are. Here is are 7 (incredibly amazing) ways to pamper yourself this fall.

23 September 2016

How To Cope With Uni Stress And Ace Your Courses + Mini Giveaway

Cute stationery, Back to school, Student life
It's been quite some time since I got to throw my graduation cap in the air. I admit, it does feel great when I sometimes get asked where/what I study. Age is just the number at the end of the day, right? While I do have lovely memories from school, university was my absolute favourite. Throughout 7 years of uni (I did 5 in Ukraine and 2 in the US) I learnt a lot about myself, and not just from the personal or social perspective. I have managed to pick up the skills that have become essential in my studies and my future career. On top of that, even when the going would get tough sometimes (there's nothing wrong with whining a bit here and here), I worked out what helped me cope with the coursework load, pre-exam pressure and student life in general. In Ukraine I had to sit 15 exams at the end of each semester (5 in America). These "tricks" I will be sharing below carried me through the most demanding times in my academic experience and even pushed me to start my own business from scratch as scary as it was at the time.


14 September 2016

Makeup Revolution Ultra Palette Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold Review

Makeup Revolution Ultra Palette Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold
This is not even a joke how fast this summer has flown by. Hubby and I are back from hot and beautiful Dubai, and I've got a serious case of the jet lag fatigue as I am typing this intro. When we arrived into the land of the heat, the time difference wasn't an issue in the slightest. Now, even though my body is in the UK, my biological clock is still ticking according to the UAE time zone. As much as I would like to extend the summertime and enjoy the salt-in-the-air-sand-in-my-hair situation in a limitless proportion, I know it's back-to-reality time. The most amazing part is that I am bringing many summer'y bits into the fall, including my lovely tan (please, don't wash off too quickly!) and my new HG bronzer and highlighter go-to palette. When I picked up this spic-and-span Makeup Revolution Ultra Palette in Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold, I thought it could potentially become a hit in my books but I wasn't expecting what happened next. This palette crawled into my suitcase when I was packing for our holiday, and the rest of the story is below.


2 September 2016

August Favourites 2016 & So The Adventure Begins

August Favourites Miel and Mint
I don't want to sound like a broken record but hey, where did summer 2016 go? Is it just me or did the Earth start to twirl like a spinning top toy? I sound like a grandma. I'll stop now. What I really need to do is embrace the fact that summertime is over, be thankful for many warm and sunny days (honestly, England, you were not too bad this year!) and look forward to the sweater weather. I am bursting with excitement about pumpkin spice lattes and chunky knits being back in my life. I promise, I am not basic (haha). Ok, let's go back to August. To say that it was incredible is an understatement! Hubby and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary (woohoo!) and then we enjoyed a little trip up north to beautiful Edinburgh, Scotland. At the same time we've been loving our daily Central Perk moments as we started re-watching Friends. Could I BE more excited?! (channeling Chandler here). Also, I seemed to have managed to get back to a more or less organised posting schedule. Planning is my best friend. Speaking about planning: once we are back from our holiday (taking off tomorrow - eekk!!), Miel and Mint is going to have a fixed schedule with a couple of spontaneous posts in between. More about that at the end of this post. Now, let's take a look at my amazing August.
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