Friday, December 6, 2013

My Christmas Wishlist

My Christmas wishlist is finally here. Now mom can go ahead and decide what she wants to get me without having to wait to the last minute. Hear that mom? :P
I mean what's not to love about this? Tartan on one side, monochrome on the other, thick and cozy! The perfect scarf in my opinion! Zara gets it right every single time! I am a little bitter that I don't have one close to me, though. After black Friday their website said there was only one left, and I want one so much that I actually emailed them to see what's going on and they restocked it!

Topshop is another one of those stores that always gets it right, except for the price- so darn expensive! However these shirts are totally worth it! They just hang so nicely and have a perfect oversized shape that doesn't swallow you! I can go on and on about this shirt but I'll just stop for your sake! :) They are the best thing in the retail world! And that's quite a statement!
Amazing overnight mask. The concept is simple and effective. You put it on before you go to bed and when you wake up your skin is soft like a baby's bum and hydrated! I was going to ask for the big bottle but a little goes a long way. It would take me ages to finish it. 

This little guy will unclog my pores and get rid of my blackheads. Plus, I'll be able to scare the crap out of my brother since this is a clay mask! In all seriousness my blackheads on my nose and chin have been really bothering me! Just like the other mask above the smaller tube would be the one I would go for.
The bottle is ridiculously expensive and way too bulky, while you can just throw the rollerball in your purse and be done! Much more practical and handy!
Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish in the shade Porchester Square
Such a beautiful shade! Plus the gel formula makes it very long lasting! You can get this at Sephora or Macy's.
Last but not least, gift cards to Zara and Topshop are always welcome- that would be great! ;)
Live the life you love. Love the life you live. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas gift guide for the beauty and fashion lover!

Since Christmas is almost upon us, I decided it was time for my annual gift guide. I was thinking of separating beauty and fashion but then I thought that it's better if I condense it all in one. The gift ideas I have included are things that most girls, including myself, would like to receive. Keep in  mind that you can always adapt the gifts to your preferences. So, let's get this started!

A perfect gift for the neutral lovin' gal who likes playing with makeup. Such a fun and versatile palette! It comes with a black eyeliner as well! Very good value for money at only $39.00!
Zara always brings it when it comes to scarves! I will even include one in my wishlist. This is one of their more neutral ones that most of people are bound to like and wear. And it won't break your bank balance at $35.90.

Such an adorable offering on the whole beanie trend from Topshop! I will admit that it is on the pricier side, for a hat, at $28.00, although it would make a great present especially for someone that lives in a colder climate.

Now this is one of my favorites which you can adapt to ones needs. The star of the show for me is the nail polish in the shade Porchester Square. You can either get the trio of polishes which is a great value for money at $9.00 or you could get the gel version of the standout polish at $14.00. I would personally appreciate more the gel polish because I adore the color and gel formula but the trio would make a better present. It all comes down to the person you're gifting it to.
When it comes to fragrances Marc Jacobs does the best gift sets. This particular one gives you the chance to try out a few of his signature scents. If you know someone that likes fresh, floral and fruity scents, then this set is perfect for them! It is also not very expensive at $39.00. A pretty good deal for 3 rollerballs!

Last but certainly not least, this set of 9 bath & shower oils is the epitome of luxury. I heard about them from Anna and I love the idea! Each of the oils serve a different purpose when it comes to pleasing you. A great gift for a mother in law or simply for someone in need of some relaxation. Each bottle might seem small but it contains 3 baths since you need the tiniest bit every time. This however will set you back $85.00! It's definitely an amazing present if it's within your budget. If it's not, don't fret. Soap and Glory do some amazing bath sets as well.
Phew! That was a long one. I will be back with my very own Christmas wishlist, which I am very excited about! I'll speak to you soon!
Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My NYC trip!

Squirrels in New York are surprisingly fearless and friendly! 


Everybody knows that I LOVE New York City. It is my favorite place in the world! My dad and I had a few errands to run there so we took the 9 hour trip. Since I haven't started college yet it wasn't a problem. I could just pack my bags and go, which is exactly what I did. The trip there and back was absolutely HORRIBLE! We took the bus with a company called Oriental Peal, which I advise you NOT to take. We were freezing the whole trip, the bus was in a horrendous condition, aka falling apart, and the driver did not know the least bit of English.

Apart from our bus ride the time we spent there- one day- was amazing. I have been to New York enough times that I have done all the touristy activities, so my dad and I took the time to walk around Manhattan and just talk. The first thing I obviously did was go to Zara. Now, we don't have Zara where I live so I really wanted to go. It reminds me of home. I also went to Topshop -oh my God that store was amazing- and a few other ones. As much as I love both Topshop and Zara, I love my dad more so I didn't want him to have to wait for me and be miserable the whole time, therefore I ended up staying at each store for about 15 minutes coming out empty handed. I did get a few other things though, but I'll probably do a haul on my YouTube channel soon. After we finished shopping we ended up in NYU, which was a great experience. It made me want to move there even more. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day there, I just wish I could do it more often. I'm just waiting for Melina to come to the US so we can move to NYC together!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Things I love on the interwebs!

Okay, I know I've been gone for a few months but I have a good excuse. Never mind, I actually don't. I just wanted a break. I've spent the last three years of my life being as outgoing as possible and I just needed some time to myself. Lately I became very closed off, not really talking that much to people. A truly horrible mistake, that I wouldn't recommend to anybody.
While I was being unproductive, hiding in my room, I was on the interwebs a lot. I have pretty much memorized all the clothing store's websites- particularly Zara, H&M, and Topshop- and know most dupes for expensive lipsticks! That means that a lot of things caught my eye and I would like to share some of them with you.


The prefect motorcycle boot! I tried it on while I was in New York and I still regret not buying it.

Topshop Lipstick! Oh My God! This is calling my name, "Elle, Elle, buy me!) Another thing I regretted not purchasing.
Another thing that I LOVE is this Tartan wallet from Topshop. This is also shouting at me "Buy me, buy me". Lets pretend you can hear that, too!
Last but certainly not least, This Zara jacket. I have no words. Well, I do but I wouldn't make any sense. That's how excited this garment makes me.
Well, that's that. I hope you enjoyed. My next post will be about my NYC trip, so I'll see you then! :*
Live the way you love. Love the way you live.

Monday, July 29, 2013

De-clutter your life


I was de-cluttering my laptop, and essentially my life, and I found these outfit photos that I hadn't shared with you. So, here you go! :)

Top- H&M
Jeggings- Garage
Black Stilettos- Boutique in Greece (sorry)
Plaid button down- F21

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

I would like to make up an unbelievably amazing excuse for why I haven't blogged at all this last month, but I won't. I was just not really feeling it, not much inspiration going for me. But I'm back! Planning to blog a lot more! Hopefully it won't be too much of a problem! (Jk)

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Must have summer nail polishes!

Hello everyone,
Now to be perfectly honest with you, you don't absolutely need to have these nail polishes, like the title suggests, because at the end of the day nobody can tell you what you "need" to have, especially when it comes to the colors on your nails!
However, if you are one of those people who likes nail polishes but does not want to splurge on a thousand different shades, here's all you really need to survive the summer! A neon, if you're not brave enough to incorporate the color into your wardrobe, a pastel for those calm relaxing days, and a red because lets face it; everybody at some point will have one in their collection and it looks great with all skin tones!
Red- Essie HOT-E
Neon- Orly Glowstick
Sally Hansen- Breezy Blue

What is your favorite nail polish for the summer?

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Chocolate and Citrus Handmade Soap


Hello everyone,
I was at a tag sale a couple of weeks ago, and it was amazing! They had an incredible offer; one whole bag for $1! I got a lot of good stuff including a gorgeous pair of black leather Nine West boots. At the register they gave us free homemade soap. I have yet to use it, but my aunt used it and she was impressed. The way it looks is what blows my mind. It appears to be so raw and fresh. The ones I got were chocolate and citrus. I could smell the citrus one all day without getting sick of it, which is usually a challenge for me.

What is your favorite scent?

Live the way you love. Love the way you live.
Elle :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

All the rage; Round sunglasses

Hello everyone,
This is a new little segment on my blog called "All the rage". What it is, is basically what's hot right now when it comes to street style, celebrities or the runway.
So all the rage right now is round sunglasses. They are back in and I could not be happier. They have such a cool vibe to them that I really appreciate. They give an edge to any outfit, even a cute little summer dress! The make an outfit instantly put together, like a blazer or a leather jacket would do.

What do you think? Love them? Hate them?

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

(Pictures found on tumblr. I do not own any of them.)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Endless Possibilities!

Hello everyone!
One of the reasons I love fashion so much is that it gives me the opportunity to do anything I want!
For example, in this outfit I have paired my favorite skinny jeans and a mint t-shirt with a pair of navy Toms for a relaxed, casual look. But, if you wanted to dress it up, you can change the Toms for a cute pair of bright platforms, and voila!
The possibilities are endless!

Jeans- Garage
Mint top- Forever 21
Shoes- TOMS
Platforms- a shop in Greece that I can't remember its name :/
Bracelets- Accessorize
Rings- little boutiques

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
Elle :)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Butterflies fly away

Long time no blog :P I have recently decided to post more outfit posts, cause I think that's more "me". So here it is. The weather in North Carolina is beautiful, so warm and sunny, and that means that I have been in a really good mood all week! Thank God!

Cut-off shorts- Lucky brand
Shoes- TOMS

What is your favorite trend for this week?