Friday, September 30, 2011

Camargue, France

A couple more pictures I took this summer walking along the beach in Camargue (south of France).






Ecrire liberté sur le bord d'une plage, c'est déjà avoir la liberté de l'écrire. Même si la mer efface ce mot la liberté demeure. 

-Jean-Michel Wyl

Thursday, September 29, 2011

La Plage du Boucanet at sunset

I know that it's been a LONG time since I've posted anything, but I'm back now! 


Anyway, here are some pictures I took on my recent trip to Camargue, France.






Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.  -Ferris Bueller


I'll be taking a little break (again!) from blogging 'cause I'm going to camp and I don't know if there will be any internet connection over there. I'll be back in a little less then three weeks.

Hope that everyone's having a great vacation! ;)

P.S. The I picture I took is of my best friend Lea. We went for a walk the other day and had a little photo-shoot. ^^

OPI's Big Hair... Big Nails


I just painted my nails Big Hair... Big Nails by OPI. It's from the Texas collection.
I love this color, especially for summer. It has a sorbet-like finish that I love and I really like this color 'cause it's softer then red, but more powerful then pink. 
Did anyone try out other nails polishes from the Texas collection?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I'm back! ^^

I'm sorry that I haven't posted in so long! I've been so busy lately; I had my last weeks of exams and then I left for a camp with school... But I'm back now!

Anyway, here are two pictures of sunsets I took while camping... (Unfortunately there was a fingerprint on the lens in the first picture.) 



In the evening, my best friend and I would go for a walk on the deck to watch the sunset. It was so gorgeous and peaceful. 

Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. 
-Laurence Olivier

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A friend is...

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. 
~Grace Pulpit


A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.  
~Arnold H. Glasgow

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.  
~Oprah Winfrey

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Newspaper Nails

A while back, Taylor, aka Stylishly Yours, wrote a blog post about these nails.
Since I had painted my nails a light pink, and I was kinda bored of it, I decided to freshen them up with this newspaper print ! (Unfortunately you can’t see it very well on this picture, I took it with Photo Booth.)


And they are suprisingly really easy to do !
If you want to learn how to do them, check out Taylor’s post right here!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mother's Day Cookies

I finally uploaded the pictures of the cookies that I made my mom for mother's day!


I made butter cookies in the shape of hearts, then added pink and red royal icing.
And I made the "I ♥ U mom" out of meringue... (I made everything from scratch too)

"Everything I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." 
-Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

April Favorites

Here are a couple of my favorites beauty products from the month of April! 


Estee Lauder lipstick in Venetian Rose I love the color of this lipstick. It's a little darker and pinker then my lips. And it's perfect for spring!

OPI nail polish in Dulce de Leche I loooove this color! It's the perfect pink! And it matches pretty much anything.

Burberry The Beat EdT It smells really good! It has warm top notes of bergamot, cardamom, pink pepper and mandarin. Read more about it here.

C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve It's basically one of the best lip balms out there! (and it's smells really good of course)

Clinique long last glosswear SPF 15 Guavagold It really is long lasting. I have two of these glosses and they last a long time without getting too sticky or tingly. This one has a gorgeous pink color that I like wearing when I'm wearing a darker eye.

Cover Girl lash blast volume in very black This is my favorite mascara of all times! I love the wand! It doesn't create lumps, goes on really smooth and gives me really full lashes. 


So those were a couple of my April favorites! Anything new that I should try that you really love?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mini Maple Pancake Muffins

As soon as I saw these adorable mini maple pancake muffins I knew that I had to make them! So my best friend and I tried making them.

Unfortunately they didn't turn out exactly like the picture. The pan was not quite the right size and we put a little too much dough in each cup. ^^

But they were delicious anyway!!
We ended up pouring maple syrup on them while watching the Family Stone... 

You can check out the recipe here. Tell me if you try making them! :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Went for a little sunday afternoon walk through the fields...


"If the sight of blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, 
Rejoice, for your soul is alive." - Eleanora Duse



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Favorite Lip Balms

Here are my three favorite lip balms!



Burt's Bees Honey lip balm This is the lip balm that I take everywhere with me! It's really moisturizing and is 100% natural. (and it works great under lipstick)
At some point, my lips were really chapped. I thought I had tried everything until I tried this! It healed my lips completely. It's simply amazing. 

C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve I love the glossy finish it leaves on my lips! It smells really good and is moisturizing. (And I love that it's in a cute tin. It says that it's also for cuticles, elbows, face and knees!) The only inconvenient is that it isn't long lasting. 

The Body Shop Papaya Lip Butter It's the creamiest, buttery and most nourishing lip balm (actually, lip butter) that I have ever tried! It's long lasting and I love the scent of it. This winter I wore it a lot when I went outside and it kept my lips moisturized for a long time.
(Unfortunately I couldn't find it on the Body Shop website, so I don't know if they still make it. But you can get the Mango Lip Butter or the Shea butter one.) 

So those are my three favorite lip balms! Does anyone know of any other wonderful ones?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
 they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust



Silences make the real conversations between friends. 
Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? 
Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
Eugene Kennedy

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bright Colors

Bright colors are in this season. Especially oranges and corals. So here a few of my favorite beauty picks for this trend... :)


From left to right:

-Rings from Asos

OPI polish in Big Hair... Big Nails, they describe it as "a rose pageant peach" (I would describe it as a bright coral-y version of red). It's from the Texas collection, has a sorbet-like finish and goes on really smooth.  

-H&M nail polish in Check Me Out, a bright pink. It's quite bright, so I like to wear it on my feet. 

-Revlon nail polish in 914 Tropical Temptation, a coral color. I like to wear it on both my hands or feet. Revlon polishes are good quality and affordable.

-Estee Lauder lipstick in Venetian Rose, a gorgeous shade of pink that's great for spring and summer. I love wearing it by itself or under the lipgloss. It has a wonderful creamy texture and stays on a long time.

-Beauty Rush lipgloss (from Victoria's Secret) in Delicious Red. I love this lipgloss!! It's shimmery, but the glittery flakes are quite small and I can't even feel them on my lips. And it smells amazing! The only inconvenience is that it's quite sticky. 


P.S. Sorry about the quality of the picture, I took it with my iPod, so the colors aren't exact.

Miss Dior Chérie commercial

I'm loving the Miss Dior Chérie commercial (by Sofia Coppola)! 
It makes me think of spring... when the flowers start to bloom, when the birds chirp in the trees and when everything's turning green. :)


Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~Robin Williams


P.S. The perfume smells amazing! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Florals

Recently I've been seeing so many florals on the runway. I love this trend! And it's perfect for the spring time. Florals stand out, they don't need a lot of accessories and they are easy to pull off. So I went out and picked up a couple items.




I got the floral dress from LaRedoute. I thought that I could wear a jeans jacket (or vest) or a long black cardigan over it. 

I got the pair of shorts and the tank from a local shop. I wore the black tank top with my black boyfriend blazer and a pair of jeans. 
I'm not quite sure what to wear with the shorts yet. Maybe a striped shirt or my blazer. Any suggestions?

I got the umbrella from H&M, but I bought it a while ago and don't know if it's still available. It adds a fun pop of color to any outfit on a rainy day!

The necklace comes from H&M. It has a floral detail on the heart part of it. (and it's a locket too!)



Anyway, those were a couple of my picks for the floral trend. And I'm sorry about the quality of the pictures, I had to take them with my iPod.


I also found this vintage (well, it's not quite vintage) jewelry box at a thrift store the other day. Isn't it cute?


Let a hundred flowers bloom. 
Mao Zedong


What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies



Hello to everyone out there!
I'm just another girl that loves everything fashion and beauty related. I love reading InStyle, Vogue, Elle or Seventeen magazine while sipping a cup of tea, shopping with my friends or spending time with family. 

I love taking walks in the rain, listening to the birds sing and the sweet smell of flowers in the spring,
Roasting marshmallows on the fire and having the warm summer breeze sweep through my hair, 
I love when the trees turn yellow and red, and the sound of the leaves dancing in the wind,
And waking up to a white blanket covering the lawn and the fire crackling in the chimney.

Basically, I love life. :)