24.12.13

Chicnova giveaway!

Hello, sweeties! I know I actually promised to tell you about our half-day trip to the capital town and share my purchases. But since the lack of adequate or whatsoever daylight has successfully stopped me from taking photos of those goodies I'm going to spoil you with an awesome giveaway instead! It is my very first giveaway and the prize comes from generous Chicnova, a fashionable online store that spreads clothing, denim, footwear, bags and accessories for bold, adventurous women. They offer free shipping to all countries in Europe, Asia, America and Oceania plus two countries in Africa (Egypt and South Africa). To get a closer look at the shipping and whether they ship to your country click here.

SO, the lucky winner will get a 30$ to 50$ coupon with what she can purchase something awesome from Chicnova. And why 30$ to 50$? Well, because the more traffic and participators this giveaway brings, the bigger coupon the winner will get. Tempting, isn't it? And here are some simple requirements for you to participate:

1. Register on Chicnova. Just click here to do it.
2. Leave a comment with your registered e-mail and the link of your favourite item on Chicnova.
3. Be an official follower of my blog. You can do it via Google Friend Connect by clicking Join this site or/and via Bloglovin' here. At least one of the two ways is mandatory so leave your username(s) and the information about whether it's GFC or/and Bloglovin' in your comment below. And do leave only one comment per person.

And that's it! The giveaway will last for 10 days. Then I will choose the lucky winner by using random.org and forward the winner's e-mail information to Chicnova who will send the coupon directly to the lucky person.

I also compiled two versatile collages to show you what are just a few of the possible prize options (I can secretly reveal I want everything from both collages, oops). Every one of those cool items costs $10.00 to $30.00 but here are the exact details and product links:


Bags & accessories:
1 Vintage PU Fringe Studded Shoulder Bag $30.00 link
2 Lovely Bird Ear Studs in Gold and Blue $10.00 link
3 Fluorescent Multi-layer Beaded Necklace $18.00 link
4 Diamante Butterflies Short Necklace in Contrast Color $24.00 link
5 Diamante Rivets Bracelet in Punk Style $14.00 link
6 Diamante Earrings with Hollow Out Bowknot and Beauty Head $10.00 link
7 Cat and Dog Brooch $23.00 link


Clothing:
8 Cotton Blend Socks with Rabbit Print $10.00 link
9 Grey Spotty Dog Print Casual Sweatshirt $29.00 link
10 Cartoon Pattern Round Neckline Sweatshirt $28.00 link
11 Houndstooth Knit Dress with Pearl Pockets $24.00 link
12 Deer Fox Forest Pattern Printed Cotton Sweatshirt $25.00 link
13 Dogs Print Point Collar Chiffon Blouse $27.00 link
14 Bird and Flower Print Chiffon Blouse Semi-sheer Sleeve and Back $29.00 link

Just pick your favourites out of my collages or straight from Chicnova's website here and participate! The giveaway closes on January 3. Good luck and Merry Christmas, dear readers! See you in my next, hopefully trip... or why not Christmas related post! :)

18.12.13

Another Oriflame haul

Hey, everyone! :) I hope you all spent a delightful third Sunday of Advent. And did you notice how incredibly imperceptibly Christmas Eve is sneaking in? Merely 6 more days and it's already here! Unbelievable,isn't it? But as a free bonus blissful Christmas time also stands for a wonderful 6-day long mini vacation for me. And I will start year 2014 with a cosy 3-day long weekend so how awesome is that? Honestly, I'm already daydreaming about this great luxury :)

But let's carry on with some six essential beauty products I ordered from Oriflame (link) and received last Wednesday:
Fairy City Lights Eye Pencil (shade - Black Shimmer) -

limited edition retractable eye pencil that glides on smoothly for a creamy, velvety texture and shimmering pearly finish. I've been testing it persistently since last Thursday I think and it's perfect for someone who's rather lazy highly impassive when it comes to make up (that's me, obviously!). It doesn't require a super steady hand but still is effective and really does its job.


I also have a Fairy City Lights EDT that contains a fresh green accord, juicy wild strawberries, soft and feminine jasmine, candy apple and sweet toffee scent. Smelling it is addictive and it's one of my two current favourite perfumes by the way. And you're going to see both of my favourites when you keep on reading. Which one is your current favourite in the world of perfumes?

Essentials Lip Balm with Almond Oil -
this silky and softening balm with vitamin E and natural almond oil is a perfect winter lip balm. It protects, helps the lips avoid drying out and smells delicious. It's probably the silkiest lip balm I have ever owned :)


Aqua-Rhythm Intense Hydration Youth Preserve Tinted Moisturiser (shade - Natural Beige) -
according to Oriflame it's a tinted moisturiser that instantly restores a healthy glow to tired, dull skin. Contains ingredients that won't clog pores. Also with hydro-protect complex and shea butter to leave skin amazingly soft and comfortable. Can replace Day Cream.

So, since I didn't have a decent day cream anyway I decided to give it a go and after a few days I can say it blends in with my skin like a charm, covers some rather delicate imperfections (like slight redness) and indeed successfully replaces a regular day cream. I'm loving the mild texture and the discreet but pleasantly present smell that reminds me of my Oriflame Optimals Skin Youth night cream.


Nature Secrets Soap Bar, Exfoliating Shower Gel and Hand Cream with Energising Mint & Raspberry -
I could not believe beauty products with raspberry can have such a natural and refreshing (and addictive!) scent so I keep on sniffing the shower gel over and over again :P Hand creams and shower gels are probably my most used everyday beauty products anyway which means I just can't have too many of those, especially the ones with wonderful scent.



And last but not least, since I'm haulin' anyway I also wanted to share something my parents brought me from their recent trip to Spain: my favourite mascara (link) since forever, oh so sweet and tempting Elie Saab Le Parfum EDP (I tried it in the first place as a joke because I'm driving a Saab but unintentionally fell in love and here we are now - happily together!) and one or two more touristy goodies. And when it comes to tourists I made a big and important step towards being one as early as next year ;)


By the way, next time I can show you an outfit again, in addition to a routine haul because last Saturday we finally took a quick trip to our capital town Tallinn and well, obviously I shopped a little :) But for the time being browse those almost utterly material shots and.. enjoy! :)

8.12.13

I shine, the city never looked so bright

Have a happy and shiny December, guys! How has your first winter month been so far? Mine has been hectic, at work and at home. Actually I haven't even been to many other places besides those two. But luckily last Saturday was so beautifully sunlit that I decided to properly take advantage of this little miracle, fair and square! So I grabbed my little four-pawed furry friend (who, by the way, happens to LOVE snow, unlike me, obviously) and we headed outside to discover the frosty, icily crisp winter wonderland called our backyard.


Frankly I had to go anyway because I promised to present you an amazing thrift store find of mine and here it finally is (plus taking photos indoors would have just been pretty stupid ;). So, drumroll, please...
A truly splendid and exquisite pair of vintage 1990s Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban oval arista gold sunglasses! They came with an original case and lens cloth, they're in perfect shape, they're my very first Ray-Bans, also my very first round sunnies and.. well, to put it in a nutshell, I just really love them :) And gosh how comfortable they are so I suppose I and them were meant to be together and I was meant to pay only 2 ridiculous euros to ensure our happy symbiosis. Phew! That sure was a lot of fate at once but that's what thrift shopping is all about and why I love it so much.


thrifted vintage Ray-Ban sunnies | thrifted vintage Monet earrings | thrifted wool scarf from 1986 | thrifted Reflex faux fur jacket | Monton leggings.
 

On a completely different note, it was the perfect timing to deliver some fierce bokeh shots and I'm a complete sucker for those. So I was fairly excited while crawling on the frosty grass and seeking for the best and the most fascinating angles. I was like a kid in a candy store actually. And I hope I will experience at least as good conditions when I'm introducing my next thrift shop finding to you. Again something awesome, by the way. Something that was made entirely by hand ;) But for the time being do enjoy today's photos and definitely let me know what you think because I love hearing from you.

30.11.13

My H&M interest list and a small haul

Since I have this quiet wish to visit our capital town Tallinn before Christmas strikes and year 2013 closes and we DO have entirely three H&M stores there only since this year I thought putting together a small wishinterest list would be a lovely idea. So I explored the whole wide page TWICE... and guess what? I came across only five likeable things. Which is great actually. Great for my wallet and great for my wardrobe (=great for ME too, right?). By the way, since the ladies' section didn't produce much I entered the almighty men's and kids' sections and found two very different but especially awesome sweatshirts. And here they all come:


1 natural white knitted hat (link) €9.95
2 kids' extra girly light pink sweatshirt (link) €9.95
3 pink jersey pyjamas (link) €19.95
4 men's P.U.G.S sweatshirt (link) €19.95
5 coral knitted cardigan (link) €29.95

Dear readers, what is your favourite item from my interest list? Which one should I definitely get?

Anyway, today's other subject to share is one particularly cheap Seppälä and two of my favourite thrift stores' haul. So, in October, more than a month ago I snatched this lightsome camo jacket and a national blue-black-white* scarf from Seppälä (*a fact for my foreign readers - those are the beautful colours of our national flag). I found the jacket from kids' section (again!) for 24.95 3, the scarf was merely 12.95 1 and I saved almost €34 on the whole. Now that's what I call a great sale success! ;)


When it comes to my thrift shop findings I'm going to show three today and leave one particularly precious and spicy bargain for the next post. And believe me, it's absolutely worth the wait! But now about the other three. This partially see-through maxi skirt (€2.5) is my favourite maxi skirt. It's so easy and flowy and I love it! Slightly too sheer for autumn and winter though so I'm already waiting for spring :)


My leggings (€2) are originally from H&M and they have those cool mesh-like details in front. Again something lighter for warmer days. And last but clearly not least I got this classic prof line coat (€3.2) with shiny golden buttons. I discovered it when its price was 8 or 6 euros and thought I should wait and see. Good things indeed come to those who wait then. It's an old cliche but a valid one. Oh and why do I always come across the best springlike pieces when proper spring's at least at a distance of five cold full-length months? That's just mean.


Anyhow, I hope our somewhat crappy mirror isn't too crappy for you and I promise I will clean it (eventually :D). Enjoy, sweeties, and let me know what you think. See you!

22.11.13

November moments

Hello! Long time no see! Time has been mercilessly flying by during this brief week or so, and working hard day by day only accelerates this inevitable phenomenon. But finally I really pulled myself together and am going to share a decent bunch of various November photographs with you, all deriving from November 10 until the day before yesterday.

The first ten pictures originate from last weekend when I and E. took a very functional trip to Viljandi. And the minority of my photos point out a few rather exciting moments from home, so you just keep on reading if you're even a little curious to find out what has been happening lately!


Therefore, we spent November 16 in always cosy Viljandi town. Mainly because we were looking for some missing tiles for the cellar wall but also because I was scouting around for an additional clothes rack and a few plastic baskets to perfectly organize my handwear, hats, scarves, shawls etc.

By the way, we had to drive back and forth, up and down to finally catch pretty much the last clothes rack in Viljandi. The last man standing cost me only around 10 euros so at least it clearly was a great success! Plus I received fresh motivation free of charge. And besides, I made a secret promise to myself anyway so that I could treat myself with something special when I succeed in perfectly organizing the whole thing. And when I say special I mean special special ;)

gifted earrings | Cubus necklace | thrifted faux fur jacket | thrifted vintage Hardob blouse | thrifted 
waist-belt | Guess leggings | Detox boots.

Anyhow, we both found a pair of shoes as well and mine are the cutest slippers in the whole wide world. They're cat face slippers from Blink, they cost 39 24€ and it was THE LAST pair in the store and in my size! Well if that's not pure fate then I really don't know what is. They were totally waiting for me to show up and take them home. Tell me, have you, guys, been in a similar, fateful situation? Share your stories! By the way, I came across the very same pair of shoes (link) while visiting asos.com. My cat face slippers are out of stock there but the original price was entirely 53.91€ so thank God for good old regular stores!


And last but not least some homekeeping moments and news:
1. Our current collection of scented candles. Right now we're almost done with the chocolate candle but which one is going to be next? Probably spicy Apple cider or smooth Lemon sorbet from our Estonian brand JOIK (link).


2. It's home improvement time again! And to be more precise it's our bedroom's turn to gain a completely new look. So far we have catered two different wallpapers, plasterboards, paste and other required substances and as you can see the room has been cleared. My post about our old bedroom is here and I will most certainly make a new one when we are once done with the improvement.


3. In this cardboard box above you can see my Wednesday goodies: new beauty products from Oriflame, some Christmasy sweets and a fir shape cutting table/decoration made by my grandfather, the handyman. So I should probably compile a haul post for you in a little while ;) But for the time being I want you to enjoy those November moments, including my black & red & white outfit from November 16. We accidentally discovered this cool abandoned gas station near Aimla village by the way and want to go back in spring to explore some local hiking trails. Anyway, that's it, see you all next time!

13.11.13

Born Pretty

Hey! As once promised, today I'm going to show and introduce to you what I got from a joyfully colourful online store called Born Pretty (explore their cute and pink website here). So, without further ado I chose and received two pairs of earrings and a necklace. And believe me when I say it was colossally complicated to make my selection because their range of goods is, to put it mildly, beyond enormous (and incredibly cheap, too, so a hundred-percent temptation).


Anyhow, first of all you can see my very newest (and sequent, oops) golden necklace. Its official name according to bornprettystore.com is Fashion Punk Metal Lionhead Pendant Necklace (link) and it looks just as good and shiny as in the photo. I have even worn it to the office in addition to my spare days and it has definitely made some daring statements ;) And its price? Only 4.48€/5.99$!


Secondly comes the first pair of earrings with a rather insane official name - Earring Fashion Dazzling Rhinestone Metal Chain Multicoloured Gem Tassels Design (link). The name may be very heavy and although I was afraid of the opposite those earrings are actually unbelievably lightweight and easy. I love all those intense colours and the festive shine. Plus they're absolutely comfy which is so important when it comes to slightly bigger earrings. Because who would want beautiful but uncomfortable earrings that force you to tear them off together with your poor ears, right? Oh and the price? Very modest 2.28€/3.05$.


And last but certainly not least my adorable lizard earrings with an official name Texture Retro Copper Lizard Stud Earrings (link). I obviously chose those because we have four lizards at home and my fiancé loves those tiny creatures. And it's very cool how they hold on to my ears and just hang there like some especially tough warriors. But there is one sad fact...
While preparing this post and dealing with the photos I noticed both of the poor lizards are missing their back left foot toes. Probably a defective work but it doesn't actually bug me because at least both of them look alike :) And the price? Merely 2.46€/3.29$!

All in all I'm happy with everything Born Pretty (link) sent me (thank you! :) and if you, guys, are interested in clothing & apparel, home & garden, jewelry & accessories, makeup & beauty, nail art, watches and more then go for it! I even have a 10% off coupon code JET10 for you!


And besides, in addition to incredibly affordable prices and decent quality Born Pretty store offers worldwide free shipping so tell me what could be better? Plus it's also a wonderful opportunity to supply some unique Christmas presents and avoid unnecessary stress and struggle later ;)

Born Pretty (c/o) necklace (link) and earrings (link; link) | Seppälä hair bow | Fishbone Denim vest | Choies (c/o) top | thrifted Bik Bok pants | Ángel Alarcón boots | thrifted Aspis leather bag.

By the way, this outfit originates from November 3 and in addition to goodies from Born Pretty it also includes two of my most recent thrift finds. Those Bik Bok pants cost "entirely" 1€ and the leather bag was made in Cyprus and cost me 4.50€. It's my favourite bag right now :) Anyhow, I hope you enjoy my photos and don't forget to explore Born Pretty and make use of the 10% off code!