All posts filed under: Bits & Pieces

Latest & Greatest: Favorite Mobile Apps…

OK, “latest” is probably a bit of a stretch here – I’ll give you that. Some of these have been around for a long time. That said, my personal obsession with them is brand new, thus the title of this post… So, without further ado, here’s the 3 mobile apps I’ve been tapping away at the most, these past couple of weeks: DAYLIO (for Android and iOS) I’ve always liked the idea of keeping a daily diary, but have never managed to come to terms with the  effort involved in recording proper entries every- single- day (!!). Best intentions an’ all that… Then, I accidentally bumped into this. Officially branded a “mood tracker and micro diary”, it offers exactly what I need – a hassle free, customizable and really fun way to record your daily life (in 60” tops/ day). Plus, it offers interesting statistics and insights (that might be especially useful for people struggling with mild depression and/ or mood swings). I love the monthly mood chart and calendar mode and have not skipped …

Holiday Gift Guide: The Fashion Lovers Edit

As promised, today I will be tackling my 5th holiday gift guide – now veering into “specialised” interest territory. I’m pretty sure we all have a fashion loving girlfriend or partner that we want to buy something special for. The trends for Fall- Winter 2017- 2018 are quite diverse, allowing for all tastes and I have picked a selection of possible gifts based on my favourite ones – for you to peruse.   1. Jacques Vert- Ana Fit & Flare Coat 2. Loewe Contrast Panel Polka Dot Silk Scarf 3. Silver Chunky Heel Patent Leather Ankle Booties 4. Baublebar Gabriela Gold Plated Tassel Earrings 5. Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Laura High Rise Corduroy Pants 6. Mugler Technical Cady Mini Dress 7. Polka Dot Duvet Cover 600 Thread Count 8. Bebe Brookee Slouchy Boots 9. Dune London Heston Leopard Buckle Ballerina Shoes 10. Humble Chic Mini Tassel Vegan Leather Bucket Bag 11. Kate Spade New York All in Good Taste Deco Dot 12-Pc. Set 12. Coco Noir Eau De Parfum Spray 13. Beats Solo 3 Wireless …

Holiday Gift Guide: The Luxury Beauty Edit

If you are in the mood to splurge a little and wanna buy something really special for, say, your mum or your beauty loving best friend, then this might be the guide for you. Have a look at my choices of  luxury beauty items below and see if there’s anything one of them might enjoy. 1. Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette 2. Sunday Riley Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment  3. Marc Jacobs Beauty Effortlessly Irresistible – 5-piece Beauty Bestsellers Collection 4. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II 5. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Colour Coded Eye Shadow – The Dolce Vita 6. Omorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream & Firming Neck Cream 7. BECCA Shimmer Skin Perfector Vault 8. Guerlain Météorites Gold Pearls of Powder 9. Zoeva Rose Golden Complete Brush Set – Volume 1 10. Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Longwear Eyeshadow Palette in Glambition 11. Kevyn Aucoin Cult Beauty Heroes 12. Molton Brown Cabinet of Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar 13. Eve Lom Ultimate Moisture Ritual Set 14. Velvet Crew Volumizing Mascara and Gel …

Holiday Gift Guide: 30 under 30

Sometimes you don’t really want (or cannot afford – if we are to be honest) to buy an ultra expensive Christmas gift, but still fancy getting something nice & thoughtful and less of a “stocking stuffer” for those you care about. Enter the “30 under 30 Holiday Gift Guide”. It features a bit of everything (beauty, home/decor, tech, everyday staples) and at less than 30 euro per piece, all items would fit the bill nicely. Just have a look below and see if anything strikes your fancy… 1. Nudestix Matte Nude Lip Cheek Set: Brilliant little gift set for any makeup buff who enjoys a nude lip. 2. OUAI Morning After Kit: The whole beauty world seems to be going crazy for OUAI. I’d love getting this, if just to see what all the fuss is about – and so would, probably, most of your girlfriends. 3. Customizable Geometric White Marble & Rose Gold Notebook: These look so cute I actually ordered a couple for myself, while researching this post… Their price is quite low …

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

Having tackled the women in our lives, it’s now time to focus on the men. Our favorite gender is notoriously difficult to buy for and one can (almost) never be 100% certain of how the gift that he/she spent ages choosing will be received. I personally have been blessed with a father and partner that are literally the gentlest and most accommodating people on earth, when it comes to receiving gifts. They never take things for granted and always appreciate the time and effort that they know I have put into getting them whatever it is that I have eventually chosen. That said I will still stress over said choice for weeks, before time comes for them to open their packages (and me to finally see the look on their faces). With most men, you cannot go wrong with technology and assorted gadgets. I will however only include a couple such items here, since there’s a forthcoming (unisex) tech-ie gift guide which will explore that niche further. For today I will focus on some of …