joi, 28 mai 2015

A 3 day break from the blog

My lovely ladies I will be out of town this weekend.
I will be back with a new post on Monday.
Have a great weekend!

Digital Divas tidbits part 2

    Digital Divas 2015. Let's become digitally empowered! 
In the second and third part of the conference there were even more stories of success.
Adam Katz Sinding the special guest of the event, showed us his fenomenal fashion photos and told us his story of passion, perseverence and hard work. You can check out his blog.

miercuri, 27 mai 2015

Digital Divas tidbits

     Digital Divas 2015 has begun. Let's become digitally empowered!

Digital Divas by AVON 2015 - stories of digital empowerment

Every year there is a special event that gathers the entire feminine digital community in one place :
 Digital Divas by AVON
The event houses an array of very successful speakers from different domains related to beauty and fashion who want to share their stories of success with us.

marți, 26 mai 2015

Nivea face care - look update to protect the environment

You know I love Nivea. I always have a Nivea creme in my home, for every emergency. It's good and cheap and it smells like home. I love it! And yes, our story with Nivea goes a long way: my grandmother had this Nivea creme in her youth (I love the vintage metal recipient! I'll definitely keep it and cherish it) - I happened to find it by chance; I am very glad I did!
the old

luni, 25 mai 2015

Selfie school with Miss Manga from L' Oreal Paris

You know by now that I'm a student again. Where? At L' Oreal Paris beauty blogging school. For this final assignment Miss Marta Popescu asked us to discover the wonders of photography and to show how gorgeous is Miss Manga on our lashes. Got it ? Selfie time ! As a diligent student I wrote all my information down ..

duminică, 24 mai 2015

The Porefessional: License To Blot - shiny or not ?

I received this product from Ana Maria Tatucu (Beautybarometer) at the second BeautySwap I attended. She knew I had a combination to oily skin so she gave me the License To Blot stick for testing. Thank you again Ana Maria! I was really intrigued by it and excited to try it to see if it really did its job.

sâmbătă, 23 mai 2015

Matte, velvety lips ? Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms - swatches

Last Autumn when I was in Italy I was happy to discover the Revlon shops. I have to admit I wasn't really into Revlon before, I knew of course about the Colourstay foundation and I liked their nail polishes but that was it.

Having heard about these matte lip balms from one of my faves from Youtube MissBudgetBeauty from UK, I was really excited to see them in store. I swatched them on site and I was hooked! I couldn't leave only with Unapologetic .. so I bought three more. So here they are: the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balms !

vineri, 22 mai 2015

Douglas Home Spa Harmony of Ayurveda rich body cream - review

As I said in the last empties post, I forgot to publish the review for a product I finished : the Douglas Home Spa Harmony of Ayurveda body cream. So I kept my promise and I published it today.
Douglas allows us ladies to pamper ourselves at home with its own Home Spa range. The Harmony of Ayurveda range is designed to offer the regeneration and revitalization of the skin together with a touch of relaxation. Its products contain essential oils and anti-aging ingredients.
Douglas Home Spa Harmony of Ayurveda rich body cream

joi, 21 mai 2015

Douglas - your partner in beauty every day

 If you follow my blog you know by now I looove to try new products in face, nail and body care, make-up, perfume and all-that-jazz. What can I say? I'm a girly-girl! One of my favourite perfumeries to visit is Douglas. I discovered it many years ago in one of my trips abroad and I still love to go and spend some me-time there making wish-lists .. I could stay there all day .. (Have I told you I adore to travel, see new places and cultures and meet new people?).

With over 1200 stores in 19 countries in Europe, Douglas invites you to step into its fascinating universe and have an unique shopping experience in a stylish yet friendly and comfortable environment.

miercuri, 20 mai 2015

Crazy about colour ? Try Rimmel's Colourfest collection by Rita Ora

This summer hottest trends are all about wearing bold, statement colours! It's all in the attitude ladies! Let's have fun this summer and wear the sun and flowers on our clothes, lips and nails. Rimmel London and Rita Ora have just released a special collection just in time for the summer.

marți, 19 mai 2015

Yves Rocher Naturelle Osmanthus and you're ready for the Summer!

You know by now that I looove perfumes!! I am totally in love with Moments du Bonheur by Yves Rocher. I also love Quelques Notes d’Amour, Néroli, Yria, So Elixir Purple and for the hot summer days Naturelle. And when I've heard that Michel Girard, who created Naturelle will launch a new limited edition for 2015, I was really excited!!
"I envisaged a fresh, spontaneous and sensual fragrance. Its floral heart with Arabic jasmine extract and natural extract of feminine osmanthus is blended with the liveliness of essences of lemon and fine essences of cedar" - perfumer Michel Girard

luni, 18 mai 2015

L'Oreal Nutri Gold Extraordinary Oil - nature's perfection in a bottle

    'Earth laughs in flowers' - Ralph Waldo Emerson. 
Flowers. Perfection of nature. Innocence. Timeless beauty. 
Fragility. Power. Magic of colours and perfumes. Inspiration.
    How I long to see
among dawn flowers,
the face of God
     Matsuo Bashō, Haiku  

duminică, 17 mai 2015

Monica's empties #2

My lovely ladies the time has come to present you with some of my empties I have accumulated since the last empties post. Many of them are quite old and realizing that the empties box was full, I decided it was time to tell you about them and throw them away. I will update you with this post once in several months, after thoroughly testing the products and having a clear opinion on them to share with you. So without further ado, let's see the empties :

vineri, 15 mai 2015

Julianne's Pure Red Color Riche lipstick or be confident and beautiful !

One of the lipsticks I wanted badly besides Freida's Pure Red Color Riche, is Julianne's Pure Red Color Riche lipstick. It is part of a special Color Riche collection : Pure Reds - Limited edition of tailor made matte red lip colour. Shades for every skin tone. A rouge for every woman.

joi, 14 mai 2015

We did it yet again : #BeautySwapByBeautybarometer 2

Ana from BeautyBarometer has done it again! She managed to gather around 60 beauty bloggers all in love with make-up, face and body care, hair and nail care, fashion, the latest releases and trends and many more, under the same roof for the #BeautySwapByBeautybarometer at the lovely cafe Inspayer Batistei, the place where the first beauty swap took place. It was insanely fun!!

miercuri, 13 mai 2015

Fun in the sun ? Yes, with Nivea

The summer is getting closer and closer and although we love to lay in the sun and have a lot of fun, we have to protect our skin from the sun's harming rays. So we have to use a higher SPF factor than the usual one (yes we have to wear sun protection all year round!). Nivea has launched new products to help us in the fight against the sun's powerful rays.

marți, 12 mai 2015

News, News : Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove

I think you already know I love my Sigma brushes. They are good quality brushes and they work wery well, they don't shed and don't lose dye. Now Sigma has released its newest tool designed to make the brush cleaning a child's play : the Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove.
The Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove was designed as a compact brush cleaning device featuring 7 patented textures for both eyes and face brushes. The glove provides a quick and effective cleaning process including a universally fit strap to be placed around the thumb and wrist to help secure the glove during vigorous brush cleaning. Also travel-friendly, it conveniently occupies minimal space for easy storage and transporting. Patent No. 9,015,895

luni, 11 mai 2015

Make-up tutorial day to night

Today with great emotions I present you the second task from L'Oreal beauty blogger school : the make-up tutorial for my type of skin and complexion. It is a post with many firsts for me : it is my first ever make-up tutorial.

duminică, 10 mai 2015

The Sun - friend or foe ? A little sun protection chat

Today I thought I would do a little research on a very hot topic : the sun and its damaging rays (the summer is getting closer and closer!). Unfortunately the sun rays are getting stronger and stronger so we need to be aware of their harming properties and take the necessary protective measures. I hope you'll bear with me through this long and scientific-like post; it is important for your health and that of your loved ones ! If you love them, protect them !
Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun [the sun's ultraviolet A (long-wave) and ultraviolet B (shortwave) rays].

sâmbătă, 9 mai 2015

Surprise, surprise : news from Inglot

On Thursday the 7th of May Inglot gathered the entire beauty blogosphere to present its newest products. Knowing how wonderful all Inglot products are, I was very intrigued and excited. As soon as I arrived at the store I went straight for the new arrivals section.

vineri, 8 mai 2015

Good news : Marks&Spencer has opened a new shop in Plaza Romania mall

I normally write on this blog about beauty related things but I will always make an exception for my very favourite British shops. I love Britain, with its culture, customs and traditions, with its friendly, helpful and polite people, with its sweet, musical language and its shops! I have already written about other British shops so it's time I will show you another one : Marks & Spencer. Warning : many, many pictures ahead !
the opening of the M&S store in Plaza Romania

joi, 7 mai 2015

MAC Flat Out Fabulous lipstick - too fab to care

I said it before : I love M.A.C. matte lipsticks! I loove the matte finish, it's so opaque and pigmented. Together with a bold colour it's a fab combo! Today I'll show you another M.A.C. matte lipstick that I own - MAC Flat Out Fabulous ! Looove the name by the way!!

miercuri, 6 mai 2015

Gerovital Sebum Control shampoo-treatment - review

You know I have oily, fragile, volume-lacking hair. Quite a gem! The worst of all is of course the oiliness. It gets so greasy looking after just one day since washing. I have to wash it every 2 or 3 days or use Batiste dry shampoo to make it look decent. So I'm always on the hunt for special shampoos or treatments to help me with this problem.

Today I will share with you my thoughts on Gerovital Sebum Control shampoo-treatment .

marți, 5 mai 2015

Inglot love .. again! - new eyeshadows with swatches

I say it again : I love Inglot! They have very good and pigmented products, especially the eye shadows, pigments and blushes in a wide variety of colours. Love them! It's an entire universe to explore ..  lipsticks, nail polishes, mascaras, base products .. and I can't wait!
This is another autumn shopping spree that I'm presenting to you today after playing with the shadows for a few months.

Hand and nail care giveaway - CLOSED

My lovely ladies I thought I would spoil you again on my 7 months blog anniversary and make you happy with a new giveaway. This time I focused on the hand and nail care and compiled for you a mix of products meant to help you pamper yourself.

luni, 4 mai 2015

7 months anniversary

Today my blog turned 7 months!
It's time to celebrate!
Many thanks to all of you my lovely readers for your support!
Lots of love !
p.s. I have a surprise for you later ... 

Summer is geting closer! It's Party Time !!

"When the sun is setting in the sky
Everybody knows it's party time
  And when the moon is rising high
   I'll be yours, I know you'll be mine"
You'll Be Mine (Party Time) - Gloria Estefan
The most famous party time period known in history was in the 70's, the Studio 54 era. It was an era of excesses - they partied like there was no tomorrow under the belief that "everything goes". There were no rules, no boundaries, it was all about the attitude - being the most flamboyant, unique, eye-catching and risque was a must !

duminică, 3 mai 2015

Bath pampering with Sabon Shower Oil Lavender Apple

I confess : I looove Sabon! I think you already know this from the posts on the blog. The only thing that spoils our relationship is the higher price. This is why I only buy Sabon products when they are on sale or at special ocasions. Today I will talk to you about yet another shower gel: the Sabon Shower oil in Lavender Apple.

A shower oil based on natural oils enriched with pure olive oil, Avocado oil, Jojoba oil and wheat germ oil all rich in Omega 3,6,7,9 and in vitamin A+D. A unique blend of lavender with touches of green apple provide a light crisp and a fruity fresh scent. 

sâmbătă, 2 mai 2015

NIVEA news : the Creme Smooth Shower Cream is here !

I think you have noticed by now my love for Nivea, especially in their bath and face products. I simply adore the smell of the Nivea creme, it reminds me of comfort, home and love. They have recently launched a new bath product - the Nivea Creme Smooth Shower Cream for dry to very dry skin.

Let this irresistible shower cream with nourishing shea butter envelop your skin in a soft, delicately scented foam. The caring formula pampers your skin, leaving it silky smooth and soft. For a moisturised skin feeling.

vineri, 1 mai 2015

This or that TAG !

I received this tag from and since I haven't done one in a while I tought it would be interesting to do this one now.  Here it is - This or that tag !