Thursday, 14 December 2017

Botanic Therapy (Ultimate Blends) Mythic Olive Oil Shampoo review


How often do you find yourselves reading a hair shampoo review? Probably not that many times and it makes sense. Shampoo is for cleaning your hair and just doing that right? It pretty much has to be low cost and probably not have sls in it and that's good enough. Well, up until this shampoo I would agree with all the above, but trying this, it convinced me that I should write a few more words about it. Before you continue know that unfortunately it does have SLS in it, but there aren't many drugstore shampoos where I'm from that don't. Here is why this shampoo is so special.

Πόσο συχνά βρίσκεστε αντιμέτωπη με μια κριτική για σαμπουάν; Πιθανώς όχι τόσες πολλές φορές και βγάζει νόημα. Η δουλειά του σαμπουάν είναι να καθαρίζει τα μαλλιά και μόνο αυτή σωστά; Πάνω-κάτω πρέπει να είναι σχετικά φτηνό και καλύτερα να μην έχει SLS και συνήθως αυτό είναι αρκετό. Λοιπόν μέχρι αυτή τη στιγμή πίστευα το ίδιο, άλλά αφού δοκίμασα αυτό, πείσθηκα ότι του άξιζε μια πλήρης κριτική. Πριν συνεχίσετε να ξέρετε ότι περιέχει SLS αλλά δεν υπάρχουν και πολλά σαμπουάν σε αυτή τη τιμή που να μην περιέχουν SLS. Ορίστε γιατί αυτό το σαμπουάν είναι τόσο ιδιαίτερο:

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

TECA 1% Barrier Cream ByWishtrend first impressions


Ok, I'll admit I am very drawn to the packaging of this product! I mean look at this color! Wishtrend send me this TECA 1% Barrier Cream which is a spot treatment perfect my situation at the moment. A few weeks ago I stopped using birth control pills and I realized that it was helping my skin on my period days(sorry for the TMI). I realized that because on my first period off of the pill I got more acne than ever before in just one to two days. This product came a few days later but I still had a spot to test it on. (Just warning there are going to be some really close ups of my skin so be prepared).

Oκ, θα το παραδεχτώ με τράβηξε πάρα πολύ η συσκευασία αυτού του προϊόντος! Ενοώ, κοίτα αυτό το χρώμα! Η Wishtrend μου έστειλε αυτή τη τοπική κρέμα για σπυράκια TECA 1% Barrier Cream και ήρθε σε μια πολύ καλή στιγμή για την κατάσταση του δέρματός μου. 
Πρίν από λίγες εβδομάδες είχα σταματήσει την χρήση αντισσυλληπτικών χαπιών και ανακάλυψα ότι επιρέαζαν το δέρμα μου κατά την περίοδό μου θετικά γιατί την πρώτη ημέρα της περιόδου μου αφού τα είχα σταματήσει απέκτησα μερικά καινούργια σπυράκια σε μια-δυο μέρες. Αυτό το προϊόν ήρθε μόλις λίγες ημέρες μετά και είχα ακόμα ένα σπυράκι για να το δοκιμάσω. (Σας προϊδοποιώ θα ακολουθήσουν μερικές κοντινές φωτογραφίες από το δέρμα μου).

Sunday, 10 December 2017

3 Decadent healthy beverages for winter



As soon as winter comes around I love having decadent desserts like cake and hot chocolate as well as hot drinks like french press coffee and tea. However this year I decided to try some healthy drinks since I want to lose some weight and eat healthier in general. So here are the healthy versions of drinks I really enjoy during winter.

Αμέσως όταν μπαίνει ο Χειμώνας λατρέυω τα πλούσια γλυκά όπως τα κέικ και η ζεστή σοκολάτα όπως επίσης και ζεστά ροφίματα όπως ο γαλλικός καφές και το τσάι. Αυτόν τον χρόνο ωστόσο αποφάσησα να δοκιμάσω μερικά υγιεινά ροφίματα αφού θέλω να χάσω λίγο βάρος αλλά και να τρέφομαι πιο υγιηνά γενικότερα. Ορίστε λοιπόν μερικές από τις υγιηνές εκδοχές των ποτών που θα απολαύσω αυτό το χειμώνα.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Festive Holiday Makeup


I believe makeup is at its best at this time of the year. No worrying about it melting away and you can go as crazy as you want in the spirit of the festivities (or I like to tell myself that anyway). But this year I plan on skipping on the classic red lipstick, the heavy eyeliner, and the gold glitter and to try something different!
Πιστεύω ότι το μακιγιάζ είναι στα καλύτερά του αυτή τη περίοδο του χρόνου. Δεν χρειάζεται να ανησυχείς ότι θα λιώσει λόγο της ζέστης και στο πνεύμα των γιορτών μπορείς να το παρατραβήξεις λίγο (ή τουλάχιστον έτσι μου αρέσει να λέω στον εαυτό μου). Αυτό το χρόνο ωστόσο αποφάσησα να προσπεράσω το κλασικό κόκκινο κραγιόν, το βαρύ eyeliner και το χρυσό γλίτερ και να δοκιμάσω κάτι διαφορετικό!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Princess Dresses Wishlist

Wedding Dresses 2018 Millybridal

I'm not usually a fancy dressing girl. That's why when Milly Bridal from the MillyBridal UK website contacted me to write a sponsored post about them I initially intended to decline. That was though before I saw their website and their dresses. As soon as I took a look at the prom and the cocktail dresses I fall in love with them. They honestly scream my name and they are totally my style (or the one I would like to wear if I ever went to a fancy event). Having a lot of similar dresses in other wishlists I thought I'd create my first ever formal, princessy dresses wishlist. I tried to pick my favorites but they were just too many so I narrowed it down to 6 dresses that are perfect for any special occasion, from a simple cocktail party to the new year's eve!
Συνήθως δεν ντύνομαι πολύ επίσημα. Για αυτό και όταν η εταιρία Milly Bridal από τη σελίδα MillyBridal UK επικοινώνησε μαζί μου για να γράψω για αυτούς μια χορηγούμενη ανάρτηση επί πληρωμή αρχικά σκεφτόμουν να αρνηθώ την πρόταση. Αυτό ηταν ωστόσο πριν δω την ιστοσελίδα τους και τα φορέματά τους. Μόλις επισκεύτηκα το φορέματα cocktail και τα βραδινά τους φορέματα τα λάτρεψα. Ειλικρινά είναι λες και φωνάζουν το όνομά μου και είναι απόλυτα το στυλ που μου αρέσει (ή αυτό που θα φορούσα αν πήγαινα σε κάποια αντίστοιχη εκδήλωση). Έχοντας πολλά παρόμοια φορέματα σε άλλες λίστες σκέφτηκα να δημιουργήσω για το blog μου την πρώτη wishlist με βραδινά και επίσημα, πριγκιπικά φορέματα. Προσπάθησα να διαλέξω τα αγαπημένα μου και τελικά κατάφερα να τα μειώσω σε 6 που είναι τέλεια για κάθε επίσημη περίσταση, από ένα απλό πάρτι στο ρεβεγιόν της καινούργιας χρονιάς!

Sunday, 3 December 2017

The Ordinary AHA 30% +BHA 2% Peeling Solution review


I have been thinking lately that I would like to give my reviews some sort of format. I have been trying out a lot of new products that I have been loving (and some not so much) and would like to do a review that will help people decide whether they are good enough for them or not. So in the next few weeks, you'll probably see my review "format" change somewhat until I find something that I like and I'm comfortable with. As every time, any suggestions are very welcome.

Σκεφτόμουν τελευταία ότι θα ήθελα οργανώσω τις αναρτήσεις μου με κάποια διάταξη ώστε να δίνω πιο πλήρης απόψεις όταν κάνω ένα review για ένα προϊόν. Δοκιμάζω πολλά προϊόντα τελευταία τα οποία αγάπησα (και κάποια όχι και τόσο) και θα ήθελα να γράφω ολοκληρωμένες απόψεις ώστε να μπορείτε να καταλαβαίνεται αν θα σας ταίριαζε ή όχι. Στις επόμενες εβδομάδες λοιπόν μπορεί να δείτε τον τρόπο που γράφω reviews να αλλάζει μέχρι να βρω αυτό που μου ταιριάζει και μου αρέσει. Όπως κάθε φορά, οποιαδήποτε πρόταση είναι καλοδεχούμενη.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Fall's favorites in beauty



As you can see from the picture this is going to be a long one. There were so many new products I have been trying the past few months and here I have the ones that impressed me in a very good way.

Όπως μπορείτε να δείτε από την εικόνα αυτή ανάρτηση θα είναι κάπως μεγάλη. Υπάρχουν πάρα πολλά προϊόντα που δοκίμασα και αγάπησα τους τελευταίους μήνες και εδώ μιλώ για αυτά που εντυπωσίασαν περισσότερο από όλα.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Dissapointing Products November 2017



I need to clarify one thing first. There is a very different level of disappointment on my part from these products. Some of them I am in a love-hate relationship with and I could easily see them in my favorites but they have some negatives that I have to address and then some... Some of these products I really dislike.
Keep in mind that this is my personal opinion and what doesn't work for me could work for you. I just feel like since I have been giving you so many recommendations about products that I really like, I should talk a bit about products that I would advice you to stay away from. Here are the products and my experience with them:

Πρέπει να ξεκαθαρίσω ένα πράγμα πρώτα. Υπάρχει μια μεγάλη διαφορά στο βαθμό που με απογοήτευσαν αυτά τα προϊόντα. Μερικά από αυτά είμαι σε μια σχέση αγάπη-μίσους και θα μπορούσαν εύκολα να μπουν στα αγαπημένα μου αλλά έχουν μερικά αρνητικά στα οποία πρέπει να αναφερθώ, και μετά υπάρχουν αυτά... αυτά που πραγματικά δεν μου αρέσουν.
Να έχετε υπ'όψην ότι αυτή είναι η προσωπική μου γνώμη και κάτι που μπορεί να μη δουλεύει για εμένα θα μπορούσε να δουλεύει για εσάς. Παρόλ' αυτά νιώθω ότι επειδή έχω κάνει πάρα πολλές θετικές κριτικές τον τελευταίο καιρό, θα έπρεπε να σας δώσω και την άποψή μου για κάποια προϊόντα τα οποία δεν μου άρεσαν. Ορίστε τα προϊόντα και η εμπειρία μου με το καθένα:

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Gift Guide for him, her and unisex



I promise that after this I will cut down on the wishlists and guides posts and do more informative posts. But to be honest who doesn't want to take advantage of the sales of Black Friday to get some gifts for the Christmas?
I will try to keep everything as low cost as possible since it's almost always easy to go up on price rather than down. I'll also provide international links to the English text and greek ones on the greek.

Υπόσχομαι ότι μετά από αυτή την ανάρτηση θα σταματήσω να μιλάω συνέχεια για wishlists και οδηγούς αγορών και θα κάνω πιο ενδιαφέροντες και χρήσιμες αναρτήσεις. Αλλά για να είμαι ειλικρινής ποιος δεν θέλει να εκμεταλευτεί τις προσφορές της Black Friday για να αγοράσει τα δώρα των Χριστουγέννων;
Θα προσπαθήσω να κρατήσω τα πάντα σε σχετικά χαμηλό κόστος αφού πιστεύω ότι είναι σχετικά εύκολο να βρείς ακριβά καλά προϊόντα αλλά λίγο πιο δύσκολο να βρείς καλά και οικονομικά. Επίσης το αγγλικό κείμενο θα έχει συνδέσμους με διεθνή μαγαζιά και το ελληνικό με ελληνικά ή τουλάχιστον που στέλνουν στην Ελλάδα.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Best deals on Wishtrend for Black Friday 2017



I love finding a good deal! And Black Friday is the synonym for a good deal. This year I found out about some special deals, and you should know about them!

Λατρεύω το να βρίσκω μια καλή προσφορά! Και πρακτικά δεν υπάρχουν καλύτερες προσφορές από αυτές στην Black Friday. Ορίστε μερικές ειδικές προσφορές που βρήκα φέτος, για τις οποίες θα έπρεπε να μάθετε!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Face masks: A Collective review


There is something about me and reviews lately. But given the time I have been away from my blog recently and the amount of skincare knowledge I acquired I think it's safe to say I have a lot to say about a lot of products.
This review is about a few masks that I have been trying the past few months and my experience with them. Some are good, some are bad and some holy grails.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Black Friday Wishlist

Black Friday Wishlist
I was striving to stay away from Hauls and Wishlists but to be honest, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas are just around the corner. And there is nothing more perfect than a wishlist to summarise these days. So here is what I'm wishing for (along with some good deals and amazing stores). A lot of the products are currently on sale but I hope to find them at a better price on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Pink hair do care



I've had pink for about two years now. I have been asked quite a few times in real life about my hair so I thought it would be a good idea to talk about everything in a post since it's quite a lot of experience I have accumulated over the time. So in this post, I'm sharing all of my experience with it.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream by Wishtrend review


As I started this review I was thinking that maybe I have talked too much about Wishtrend. But then that shouldn't stop me from writing about a product that has impressed me as much as this face moisturizing cream. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

4 ways to celebrate Halloween (in a country that doesn't really celebrates it)



I love Halloween. I love the vibe of it, the theme of it, really everything about it. I'm a person of holidays and I love all the themed things that come with it, like food and decorations as well as the atmosphere. But what should you do when you live in a country that doesn't celebrate it and Halloween parties are scarce and trick and treaters nonexistent? Here are 4 ways I plan to celebrate Halloween this year!

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Fall make-up inspired by fall leaves


I got inspired a few weeks ago to create this eye look by the fall leaves. As you can see I picked warm colors as well as a taupe grey. I stay "quite" to the rest of my face and I think, that you can transform this look from morning to night by switching the lips for something darker. Here is how to create the look.

Friday, 27 October 2017

5 Favorite healthy fall recipes




One of the best things about Fall is food. It finally gets cozy enough to enjoy hot soups and seasonal veggies and fruit. Practically everything pumpkin and apple in the list. This year I experimented with fall food and a drink and came across these 5 recipes that became favorites really fast.

Also, I have been on a losing weight journal, so everything here is healthy (well in my book anyway).

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Rosewater miracle


Have you ever heard about rosewater? I had been hearing of it for years here and there, as an ingredient in skincare products and a natural remedy for dry skin. But I had never thought of using it. After all, what would some simple water infused with rose petals could do for me? Turns out? Lot more than I had ever imagined.

Monday, 23 October 2017

October's Bullet Journal setup


I got into the world of bullet journaling about a year ago. The idea seemed ridiculously easy and simple. So naturally, at first, I was kind of held back by the lack of decoration in a typical bullet journal. Then came Pinterest and youtube. And so now my bullet journal is my preferred planner.

October is the month I've been the proudest of my decorations in my bullet journal. It's by no means perfect, but I still like it!

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Sugar Skull Halloween Make-up (minimal components, last minute)



I love Halloween! It's one of my favorite seasonal holidays and even though it's not celebrated in Greece, I always look forward to it. As proven by older posts here and here. So last year being out of theatrical make-up I created a rather simple, but beautiful make-up and liked it so much I decided to recreate it this year and share it with you. I tried to do a step by step process. Warning: The look isn't mine, I found it on google and tried to create my simpler version.
So this is how to create a simple, last minute, rather easy Sugar Skull with minimal make-up.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Sunprise Mild Airy Finish sunscreen by Etude House review


Summer may be over but your sun protection definitely shouldn't. However, if you have oily skin or if you live in a super hot country like Greece, putting on sunscreen probably sounds like a torture.

Friday, 29 September 2017

5 ways to make most of fall



Fall is here! It is here! And fall means so many wonderful things! I am honestly so ready for chunky sweaters and cold weather! This is going to probably the first year in many that I will enjoy some chili weather being away from Corfu and I plan to celebrate it! Here is how.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask


If you follow me on Instagram you must have seen this little vitamin E mask. The brand of this mask is called klairs and is a Korean brand very famous for its Freshly Juiced Vitamin C serum. That serum is supposed to help with all kinds of skin problems and it is suitable for all skin types. It is known that vitamin C is great for acne, signs of aging, discoloration, and scarring. And this is what the reviews of the people that have used it describe.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Last drops of Summer


Summer is coming to an end really slowly here in Greece. By coincidence, my Monoi Tiki Tahiti oil is almost over. If you have never heard about this little oil before, you have the proof that you have been living under a rock. Welcome a little coconut oil, tropical flower scented little bottle of goodness.

Monday, 11 September 2017

"I'm from" Ginseng Serum review



This review is one I've been meaning to do for a very, very long time.  But every time I wanted to sit down and write it I would either be too busy or change my mind about how I feel about it. Finally today I have finally both time and somewhat of a final opinion on this serum.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

5 steps to a healthier lifestyle




I started this health journey about a year ago, but only started being really serious about it about four months ago. Coming from a person that has always struggled with being overweight (at some point recently obese as well) losing weight has never been easy to me. So I started this health journey in order to lose weight. Things changed as I started working out more and more just because I felt so good feeling the results of working out on my body and my mood.

But in truth food was (and is) the hardest for me. I love food and before I decided to change my lifestyle and do something about my weight I would eat anything I want and that involved way too much sugar, fat and salt and barely any nutritional goods. I had to start counting calories and actually looking into what I eat to realise what I was doing to my body and although I don't think calorie counting is for everyone I think everyone should give it a go (count both calories and nutritional values like macros (carbs, protein, fat) and vitamins/minerals). 

Here are 5 tips to get into a healthy lifestyle and love the process (cause life is too short to not have that slice of cake but it's also too short not to have a strong healthy body). And of course I'm not a doctor and this is just my personal experience on food and some tips I have seen working for me. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water Review


I have been thinking about skincare recently. By recently meaning the last two years :P. I have been thinking that since having good skin is so important to me and gives me such self-confidence maybe I should look into it a little bit more.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

3 new skincare additions, perfect for hot weather


Hot weather means a lot of great things! Sunshine, wonderful weather, and endless walks on the beach. However warm weather and lots of sun can be really damaging to your skin.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Spring's favorites colours


Spring is the time for color and up until now I was always focusing on bright eyes with blue, mint and lavender colors. However this spring I find that what draws me more is soft pink. I've grown to love soft make-up.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

The answer to pimples



Good news folks! I have the answer to get rid of pimples overnight! I have been trying these patches for about a month now and I can safely say that they really work.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Hair oil for dry thin hair




So you have dry hair. Great get a hair oil!
Oh-oh you also have thin hair? That's a whole different problem then. You see having dry, thin hair is the ultimate problem. If you attempt to use oil products on your dry ends you endanger making them look really oily and not hydrated and shiny as you wanted. However with this little oil bottle I never end up with oily ends. 

Somehow this little bottle of golden oil (syoss the brand, beauty elixir 03 absolute oil the name) ends up almost never making you hair oily. You have to press the pump once and then apply on dry hair. Brush through and wait for a few minutes. Brush again and you hair will appear softer and shiny but not oily. 

Do you have any favorite hair oils for thin hair? 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Garnier Botanic Therapy Honey Treasures shampoo and conditioner



Me and my hair don't really get along.

Maybe it's me keeping them long and dying them (pink hair come at a cost). Maybe it's the hard water of Corfu and Rhodes. But having oily skin (making my scalp oily as well) and dry ends with thin hair is not a nice story.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

I'm real Avocado sheet mask




If you know me, you know I love skincare. Even more than make-up. Having a clear, smooth skin is such a great thing that I strive to get.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Favorite Deodorant


Deodorant. How often do you find yourself, in a blog post about that? However it has a basic and important role in everyone's toiletry bag and is considered a necessity by both males and females.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Wild and breezy


I was traveling to Rhodes a few days ago and went through 4 hours of waiting in the airport for our next flight. Noticed there was a Victoria Secret store and decided to pop in just for a look. Came out with a body mist that said PINK but was blue :P.

Monday, 23 January 2017

3 after shower steps to smooth skin and hair



Living in an island has a lot of advantages. Short trip to the beach, meet a lot of people that are coming as tourist and all year mild weather are some of them. But as much as I enjoy the good things about it, ever since I moved to Corfu a few years ago to study my hair and my skin have been drier than ever. The guilty? The water.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

New year's resolutions



You could say I'm the last one to hop on that train, but hey better late than never. I love these kind of posts as I find them trully motivational and inspiring to make goals and dreams come true. I have always been one to set really high (sometimes even unachievable) goals but I am one of those to follow the quote "Aim to the sky, even if you don't reach your goal, you'll be among the stars".

With that in mind I have been always setting my goals and that makes me feel even better when I finally achieve them. Like for example three of the goals that I achieved this year was to go to erasmus, find a job and finish a videogame project. Those three things I never really thought possible but have been in my resolutions list since forever.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Top 5+1 tips for the new baker



And yes ladies and gents, now I will write about baking too! Where is the blog going?
Jokes aside I have been wanting to enrich my blog's content for quite some time now. I mean I adore makeup and skincare and beauty and all that but I'm also passionate about other things as well.

So I will try to let you into some more of the things I love. For starters let's dip our feet into some baking shall we? (it sounded better in my mind)

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

6 tips to survive oily, second day hair


I belong witht the people that have very oily hair and unfortunatelly live in an area with hard water. That means oily scalp and dry ends are a very common occurense.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

A year in planner decorations


I got into planner decorating a few years ago and it has been one of my favorite hobbies ever since. Planning came to save me first, from my inability to remember important dates and tasks and rose to be something I love to do. Decorating my planner may seem ineffective and time consuming to most but it really makes my day beautiful and makes me feel like celebrating every single detail of my life. Of course Pinterest, tumblr and a few post and videos here and there really enforced my need to decorate and so it began.