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!

Hello,
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.
Elle