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2.04.2015

My Green Smoothie Recipe (Little Brother Approved)

Hello lovely people!
2015 is here and we all know what a new year means: Resolutions. And we all now what we mean by resolutions: Eat healthier, do more exercise, drink more water, sleep more, bla bla bla... But let's be real here, we've just finished the first month of this new year so... how many of you have sticked to your resolutions? No one raises hands but one or two people (ugh lucky you). January is a month which is meant to failure not for an apparent reason really, just for human nature, so this year I decided to start my resolutions on February, to be exact, on the 3rd of February because I just can't start my resolutions on the first day of the month, don't know why (yes I do, I'm just lazy, but don't tell anyone shhh)... To start my ''health related'' resolutions I started by getting on the trend of the green smoothies, creating my one-of-a-kind recipe which, thankfully and surprisingly, came out pretty delicious, so I thought it would be fair to share it with all of you.

THE GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

1 cup of spinach
A small celery stalk
A frozen banana
A green apple
1 cup of water
1tsp. of chia seeds (you know you are doing it right when there are chia seeds...)
Optional: add a little, by little I mean tiny, bit of ginger for an extra boost



(My little brother tried it and liked it, so it's officially approved now)

Questions of the day: What are your new year's resolutions? Do you stick to them?

Love, Julia x

2.02.2015

My Current Makeup Routine (2015)

Hello lovely people!
Today I want to show you my current makeup routine with some pictures within the process. On a day to day basis I try to wear very minimal makeup and I make sure that whatever I put on my face is nice and blended. These products are my favorite right now because they are all affordable, easy to apply and with a natural finish.

1. Foundation and Concealer: I use the True Match Foundation by L'Oréal Paris in the Shade N2 Vanilla and I apply it with a makeup sponge by Better or with the Expert Face Brush by Real Techniques, then for concealer I use my Clarins Instant Concealer in the shade 01 and I use my ring finger to apply it as it helps to melt the product in the skin, but sometimes I also use the makeup sponge.




 2. Bronzer: I use the Bourjois Délice de Poudre Bronzing Powder in the shade 52 with a big fluffy brush by Better on the high points of my face (cheeks and temples).




3. Blusher: I use the MaxFactor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in the shade 14 Soft Pink, to apply it I use my fingers or a stippling brush by Better.




4. Mascara: I use the Clarins Be long Masca, which by the way it's amazing, a review is coming up very soon.


5. Eyebrows: First I use the medium brown shade in the Brixton Brown (022) palette by Rimmel London and later I apply the Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Brown.



6. Liner: Finally I use the Avon Glimmerstick eyeliner in the shade Blackest Black.



And that's the final look! Much love, Julia xx

1.17.2015

The future

Hello lovely people!
I know I haven't posted in a while but I guess I just needed some time to think about different things. This post isn't beauty or fashion related, it's just a post of me rambling about my future.

I'm currently sixteen years old and I'm coursing the penultimate year of high school and if I'm honest there isn't any subject (other than art which I love) that I'm doing which I actually like, however I'm trying to maintain high marks in every subject. In an exact year's time I should have already done all the applications to the universities or colleges where I want to go and that, is really scary, not only for the possibility I won't get in my dream universities but that I actually get in and once we start the degree, I don't like it and I feel the same as I'm feeling in high school.

My biggest passion is fashion design and it's what I want to study, because it allows me not just to shape a piece of fabric to cover a body but to tell a story. It's amazing how clothes can change the way you are feeling in seconds, you can put a suit on with a pair of heels and feel like the most powerful, fearless, brave, confident women ever, or you can put on a very feminine dress covered with red lace and feel like the most beautiful and sexy women in the world, or in a stressful day, just putting on some slouchy pants with a very soft and comfortable sweater you can instantly feel more relaxed and calmed. 80% of the day I'm sketching different garments which I get inspiration from anything really, it could be the structure of a table, the shapes of a tree or the movement of the curtains in a windy day, I design clothes which can make you feel like all the adjectives before, all together. A bad thing I do is that I underestimate myself a lot and think there is always someone better than me, that's why I question myself a whole lot, but I'm going to use this year to be fearless and not only in fashion design, create the best ''whatever it is'' my head wants to create.

I've had this blog for three years but I think it's never been as personal as I wanted to, one of my New Year's resolutions is to have a better blog and I really want to accomplish it. I want to interact with my readers; I want to know more about you, hear your thoughts about the world and together build a strong connection with you. I really want you to be a part of my journey as I truly think there is a lot to come.
Sincerely,
Julia.

12.10.2014

How to Wear a Red Lip

Hello lovely people!
On Yesterday's post I showed you a few images which had a theme in common: Red Lips. A red lip is a makeup statement which has never gone and will never go out of style, since its invention many iconic women have worn it and still now we can see it on many runways. I think that anyone can look gorgeous with a red lipstick on, it's just a matter of finding the right shade or texture depending on your skin tone. In this post I'm going to show you how any women can pull off a red lip, in addition I'll show you different techniques for applying it in the best way.

STEP 1: Which is your perfect shade?


Fair Complexion

Medium Complexion


Dark Complexion


STEP 2: THE Lip Liner
A lip liner or a lip brush is a must for achieving the perfect edges. There is a huge range of lip liners that you can use, I recommend using one with a similar tone as the lipstick you'll later use, it will also help you with the staying power but now you can also find on the market a big range of lip liners which don't have color, so you can wear it with any colour lipstick, you should definitely check that out.

Lip Essentials

STEP 3: A Matte or a Glossy finish?

Glossy Finish


Matte finish

Final Tips
- To achieve an easier application don't forget to apply some sort of balm or chapstick before.
- To achieve a bigger pay-off of the colour in the bullet, you can apply some concealer to your lips to conceal the natural lip colour.
- To perfect the edges use concealer on a liner brush or a concealer brush.

Hope these tips help you,
Julia x

12.09.2014

Tuesday Inspiration: Red Lips

Hello lovely people!
Today I'm starting a new series on my blog ''Tuesday Inspiration'' where every Tuesday I'm going to show you the images of beauty, fashion or lifestyle trends which are inspiring me that day.













(Images from weheartit.com)