• You fell asleep with your makeup on? Here is how to fix the damage.

    We all know how bad it is to sleep with our makeup on. We all know it and try our best not to do it (right?). We diligently take the layers we’ve put on some 10 (or more, I am not the one to judge) hours earlier – oil cleansers, foaming cleansers, makeup wipes, micellar waters and so on, and so forth. I feel as if every time I read a beauty/health post about whatever, I always see the mantra written somewhere – never sleep with you makeup on. But it happens. Rarely, but it does. I used to be so bad at taking off my makeup. That was until some 3-4…

  • 8 Things My Mom Taught Me

    It was almost a year since the last time I was home when I went to visit in November. Nostalgia hit me and I started thinking about the things I have taken for granted. I started thinking about all of the things my parents have told me that I have just shrugged off with a nonchalant “ugh, parents”. Now that I look back, I realise that they were right all along. This is just a short list of the things my momma said to me, or I have seen her do; things that I have always taken with a light hand and it is only in the last couple of years that I…

  • ’18 Beauty and Fashion Resolutions

    ​​SMXLL Happy new year   It is that time of the year again. The time of the year when everyone decides that starting now they will change their life. Everyone will become their healthiest and best self. For the 24 years I have spent on this planet I have found that nothing starts with a Monday, a beginning of a month, or a beginning of a year. So I have decided that I will not try to be a health guru all at once, but instead I will slowly gain progress and by the end of the year I will be able to say that yes, I got better at these things. I might even make a check-in in…

  • Top Trends To Start 2018 With

    Hello, 2018! We are officially out of 2017, we can leave it behind, where it should be, and it is time to adjust our style accordingly. 2018 is going to be exciting. Hopefully. Below I have listed what I believe will be the top fashion trends for the beginning of the year. ~~~ Здравей, 2018! 2017-та година е официално зад гърба ни и е време да съобразим стила си с това. 2018-та ще бъда вълнуваща, надявам се. Съставих списък с тенденциите, които мисля, че ще бъдат най-важни в началото на тази година.   Dress like gelato If you want to start 2018 with a banging style – dress like your favourite Italian dessert…

  • Are Christmas Gift Guides Over?

    I recently stumbled upon a WordPress post (sorry, I don’t remember the blog. Let me know if you know it so I can credit them accordingly!) asking if Christmas gift guides are over. And I have been thinking about this ever since.   I find that every year, each blogger or website post extensive Christmas gift guides – for parents, grandparents, beauty junkies, fashionistas, tech lovers, vegans and so on and so forth. But are they helpful? How many of you have found the information in such gift guides actually useful? Have any of you clicked on such a guide with the idea ‘I don’t know what to buy my…

  • Review: L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara + Changing My Mind?

      ​​SMLXL   I mentioned in the previous post that I got the new L’Oreal mascara everyone has been raving about. I read here and there that it is a dupe of the Too Faced Better Than Sex, but I have never tried the Too Faced one and it seems ridiculous to spend so much money on a mascara I am going to throw away in 2 months. Just a preference.   However, although it is not a bad mascara, it is nothing special. It did not make me think “wow, this is amazing” at most it made me think “I am never trying the Too Faced one”. It just did nothing…

  • What I Bought From the Drugstore and Quick Reviews

      I must confess – I cannot walk out of the drugstore without at least 1 thing I absolutely don’t need. HOWEVER! I did it yesterday. Or almost. I mean, I didn’t need a new mascara, but I’ve been wanting to try the L’Oreal Paradise ever since I started seeing USA bloggers talk about it! Is it really that good? A review will follow, for sure! However, I did need a gentle face wash, a moisturiser, and an eye cream. Excuse me for the horrible quality, I did not turn the HDR option. Oops. I will do better next time. ~~~ Да си призная, никога не ми се е случвало…

  • How To Look Polished in 5 Minutes or Less

    With the upcoming holiday season come the parties, sleepless nights, and horrible headaches. Think about it – you had a late night and are peacefully sleeping only to be brutally woken up by your alarm in the morning. You hit snooze, turn around and realise that this was your 12th time of hitting snooze and you don’t have time. Should you sacrifice your looks? No, of course not. Trust me, less than 5 minutes are enough to look like you put some effort. ~~~ С наближаващите празниците идват и партитата, безсънните нощи и ужасното пулсиращо главоболие. Представете си го – стояли сте до късно предната вечер и си спите спокойно,…

  • 5 Things I Have Stopped Buying to Avoid Clutter

    Minimalism. The world has started shifting to a much more minimalistic approach to life. With movements like Freeganism (living a cost-free life by garbage-surfing and borrowing from friends) and people turning to zero-waste living, the human race has started taking control over keeping the planet litter-free. But although we clean our wardrobes, homes and lives, what do we do to avoid gaining the said clutter? Below are the things I have stopped buying in order to live a more minimal life and, let’s face it, cut on the tidying time at home. ~~~ Минимализъм. Светът започна да се изменя и да подхожда доста по-минималистично към живота. С движения като Фриганизъм…

  • WINTER ‘IT’ ITEMS

    The Starks were right: winter is coming. This means I will be wearing on layers and layers of clothes. Winters can get pretty cold and unfashionable, but I still try my best. Below is a list of my IT items for when the temperatures drop below habitable. ~~~ Старките бяха прави: зимата иде. Това означава, че ще нося множество пластве дрехи. Зимата не е най-модерният сезон, но се опитвам. Представям ви списък с най-важните неща в гардероба ми за когато температурите станат непоносими.   LINED PARKA I’ve been searching for the perfect parka for years. I dislike yellowy-golden hardware, which makes finding a green parka extremely hard. Luckily, last year…