Friday, June 29, 2012

Saint Laurent Paris reveal?

Have you heard of this? Yves Saint Laurent is changing the name into Saint Laurent Paris in spring 2013. I find that super bizarre! Supposedly the logo will remain the same but what will ladies do carrying their YSL Cabas Chyc bags that have only "Y" initial on, when it's gonna be dropped? The new name sounds posh but it's gonna be hard to get used to it.
Anyways, here's my little Net-a-Porter sale purchase. Exciting!
Beautiful, isn't it! I love it. It's an Arty ring but not the original one. I have been wanting to get the Arty rings for so long and have tried numerous variations of it in Paris..lapis, turquoise, coral etc. They are all pretty and super hard to pick but...I went for the other style which is less common. The rings are seriously all over the place, I think there's not a single fashion blogger who doesn't own it but hey, they are pretty and so exquisite! I don't wanna call them unique anymore. They are, if you compare them to other rings on the market but due to their popularity, not anymore.

How do you like the bring lipstick shade? I think it's very me. Isn't it so Byzantine? I think it actually was Ottoman Empire inspired because you can spot lots of rings in such a style in Turkey.
 My size is 7 and it fits perfectly! 
The only downside is that the ring is way lighter than I thought it would be. The original styles have glass stones whereas this model has just enamel color instead of a stone put it. They are highly overpriced and prices were raised even further so I'm glad I could score it for a little less.
I love how comfortable it is, never thought they were! 

I still am not "Arty satisfied", the original ones just call my name so bad but I gotta be a good girl for once!


Zara outfit ideas

Hey you all, ladies! So, as promised here are my outfit ideas for various occasions to give you an idea of how I'd style some pieces. Hope you like it! 

Classy badass
Rocker chic
Easy summer glam
Minimal sophistication
Stylish at the office

French Riviera gal
Modern class

Which look is your fave? 


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Zara sale shopping guide/ my picks

Hello my lovely readers! I suppose there's a lot of Zara fans among us especially since their collections have been extremely pretty lately! So, the sales have started today and I was first to check my favourite items and their reduced prices. It's only the first round so the reductions are not impressive. The best is to shop when the sales are coming to an end because you get the best deals but then again, you can hardly find any items you've wanted left or at least the right size. That's the dilemma for y'all!

Now, I've been eyeing, trying on and off these items I'm about to share and I really do love them! I'm planning to get at least a few of them so hopefully, this post will be helpful for those of you who can relate to my style or lack inspiration and usually get lost during the overwhelming sales! :) Also, I got asked how do I find such exquisite pieces at Zara and how do I know what to buy. I honestly get whatever attracts my attention. If I see the item and I say "wow", then I need not think further. But if I'm in doubt, I better leave the piece behind. While shopping, I try not to go for items that are very trendy, I mostly shop for classic styles, cuts and just in general pieces that I know I'll be able to wear for a couple of years and will be able to pair with a lot of the clothing items I already own. I mostly go for neutral classic colors because it's just more me, I'm not the biggest fan of colorful stuff. I do wear color but moderately, just like with all the trend pieces. Ok, enough of rambling, here are my picks:

Shorts for all occasions
 Well fitted and tailored blazers. I'm particularly keen of the crisp white blazers lately and also this super chic vest which you can throw on over anything and make even the simplest tee look classier! 
For those of you who love tweed style jackets. They are my favorite because I always associate them with Chanel's class. They are easy to wear modern styles of the classy tweed jackets. 
 Stylish shoes for long walks. How gorgeous are these?!
 Pretty heels for evenings out
 The two top dresses look white but they actually are the prettiest pale yellow shade. These are glamorous and flirty little dresses that won't look tacky.
Knitwear for those chilly evenings. You can pair them with everything from shorts to pencils skirts and simple skinny jeans.
I love Zara blouses! Have quite a few of them and I keep wearing them for years! They are great quality and materials are divine! 
 Perfect t-shirts for those casual days
 Now these are some of the coolest trousers ever. They are just so bad ass! The sheer side? How genius is that! All of them are very minimal and modern but super posh. 
I love these sheer and flowy skirts but they are definitely not everyone's cup of tea and probably will be on trend only for a while but you can enjoy the more relaxed hippy look for days at the beach.
 These are some fun dresses for the days out with your girls
 Who can say no to a pair of chic sandals? Nude is a great color choice because they will elongate your legs instead of making them look shorter which most sandals do!
Big tote bags to fit all your fun summer necessities aka water, sunglasses, book, sunscreen and what not. Again, I love neutral bags because they go with any outfit and also look great during all the seasons. 
 Scarves for me are essential living in a windy city.
And lastly here are some accessories that I think are really pretty!

I did some collages with outfit ideas featuring most of these pieces and I am going to post it tomorrow so you can get a better idea of what to wear with these items. Have you got anything you love from Zara already? Hope you all have a great evening! Until then!


Monday, June 25, 2012

New beauty products on my front

Hey my lovelies! 
So, having some time in hands I was just browsing though my pictures and saw these ones taken. I got all these products a month ago and have completely forgotten to talk to you about them. Now, having used most of them for quite a while, I can do a little review.
I purchased everything in Paris, meaning Sephora, Galleries Lafayette, pharmacies and duty free.
These were my 3 most wanted Chanel polishes, they are all from old collections. 
-Orange Fizz. A perfect summer shade, it's soft orange without any shimmer, the nice thing about it is that in sunlight it looks more coral. It's super beautiful!
-Particuliere. You've all heard about it, the infamous muddy/mushroom shade that's so attractive. If you don't like neutrals, just pass on it, if not, I think it's a must have. In the bottle it looks blah, just some taupe brown color and so plain. Once on the nails, it looks so classy and posh. It just oozes elegance and goes with any outfit/season.
-Rouge Noir. Remember Pulp Fiction and the hot Mia Wallace? She wore Vamp on her nails which is discontinued but Rouge Noir is it's sister. Vamp has a sheen to it whereas Rouge Noir is a no shimmer business...a gorgeous "dried blood" or brownish cherry color. It's a classic, nothing can beat Rouge Noir. 
That's one rubbish demonstration. Excuse the messiness but I thought you'll like to see the colors in action.
Burberry 07 Earthy blush. Well well well...a new favorite blush alert I see. Ok, it can't beat Douceur for me still but it's awesome! 
I'm not very good at describing shades but I'll try. I'd say it's a no shimmer tan color that's slightly cool toned and has a pink undertone and that's white it doesn't look orange on the skin. If you have pale skin, this will make a perfect contouring color for you. Even though it's a blush, I'd categorize it as a bronzer/contour type of thing. I'm pretty sure that's what the girls in Burberry beauty adds are wearing, their contour color is very similar...well, you get the idea of the effect that it gives. I love using it both as a blush on my cheekbones and temples or as a contour. I've been asked a lot to do a comparison review between Nars Douceur and this one. Would you like to see that?
By Terry Touch Expert. Now this is a tricky one. I love YSL Touche Eclat and was curious to try this one and compare the two. To be honest, I don't see the difference. You probably all know that Terry de Gunzburg, who designed Touche Eclat came up with her own makeup like By Terry. And people say that she used the same and even improved formula for her concealer pens. Not sure about that, there is some difference, I feel like By Terry one is more liquidy and it blends in very easily. It has kind of oily texture, I don't even now how to describe it, it just glides on the skin beautifully. Shade wise they are almost identical. I use both in #1 which is a salmony shade and a little different to darker colors. It's perfect for concealing under eye darkness and just highlighting any areas of your face: brow bone, cupid's bow, bridge of the nose. I'd say for the highlighting matter it's not perfect for very pale girls like me so I prefer to use it only under my eyes and around the nose.

I really like it and would recommend if you already like Touche Eclat, price is the same so you only have to see for yourself which formula you prefer. Difference is barely noticeable in my opinion.
By Terry, Ysl
 The shade on the left is Touche Eclat and you can see it's a little lighter in color and thicker in consistency which I may even prefer. By Terry pen has a little more of a salmony shade to it.

That's it for now! I haven't been buying makeup since then and am kinda missing it but knowing I can't get a lot of products here in Lithuania, makes it even more fun writing down the lists and then splurging my money on Burberry, Nars, Mac etc. in Paris:)
Have a lovely day, you all!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Claws of the day

Chanel Orange Fizz
Sadly, Chanel is only a 1 day polish but I'm gonna enjoy the bright summery shade for a moment.

What's on your nails, girls?

Photodiary of me and my boy's getaway to Bretagne

Arrived at Dinard, the white part of the house was our front door
The beach and lots of castles around
A day in Saint Malo
St. Malo beach
You can only walk on the beach during the day because water rises by night
The picture doesn't do any justice to how sparkly the sand was. It looked like pure gold. I couldn't stop starring!
With my sleepy bear
The grey skies of Bretagne
Getting our waffles done. Calorie bomb but definitely very tasty!
Original Mont Saint Michel cookies. Soo tasty!
Mont Saint Michel abbey itself
Me in an awkward touristy pose
I love this picture of people running. It looks better big, now you can barely see what it is:)
Landscape from the top
The inner garden. So pretty!
Back to Paris from our weekend getaway. That's our lovely hotel room. Very classy.
My tired no makeup face
Cool ceramics, right?:)
Dinner at Hippopotamus in Bastille. 
Lunch at Hugo. Highly recommend this place, food is delicious there!
Musee d'Orsay
Mindblowing piece of art
Rodin's masterpiece!
Jardin des Tuileries. My favourite park ever!

C'est fini!