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    REVIEW: Altruist Sunscreen SPF 50

    As you may know, I recently went to Thessaloniki. Just as we were leaving, we realised that we didn’t have any SPF (I always forget to buy a replacement!) with us and were wondering where to buy some from. Luckily, it was at that time that I received my package with the Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen, which was kindly gifted to me by the brand. Such a perfect timing, isn’t it?  As a pale person I am always on the look out for a good sunscreen which will not leave me greasy and will keep me from turning into a raging lobster with skin so sensitive that even the pressure from…

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    April Recap: What I Loved and What I Didn’t

    The end of this month quickly creeped in, as usual, and I was once again thunderstruck by the fact that months do change every 30 days or so. No, but really, where did April go? I am very scared that my final exam is coming up in July and the months are just rolling and rolling and it always seems like I don’t have time to study, between work, blog, Instagram scheduling, other personal things and binge-watching YouTube, of course. That pessimism aside, though, this month has been pretty cool. It actually felt like spring, something that hasn’t happened for more than a day in the past few years, and…

  • The 4 Shoe Styles You Must Have for Spring and Summer

    Everyone wants a giant shoe closet with all types of shoes in every colour imaginable, but let’s face it, not all of us can afford that. However, there are some essentials that everyone must have and I have managed to compile them to only 4 categories. If you have one from each category, you would be good to go for the whole of Spring and Summer – heat waves and spring showers. I find these to be staples that can be invested in, so I have added a few Guccis and Aquazzuras in the mix, just to spruce things up a bit.  Let me know in the comment section below…

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    March Recap: What I Loved and What I Didn’t

    I am actually amazed by how quickly March has come and gone. This week’s post was going to be a different one but it dawned on me that it is, in fact, the end of the month (because of Estee Lalonde’s favourites video, really). This should have been more obvious since payday was just a few days ago, but I guess I am not as smart as I like to think that I am. This past month was hectic, to say the least. In the middle of the month there were 2 days which combined all of the possible physical states of the water – it was snowing during the…

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    3 Things Successful People Do Differently and Why I Don’t Follow Them

    Lately I have been seeing so many blogposts and articles about what successful people do differently than non-successful people. How they wake up super early to meditate and have breakfast, they spend their Sundays planning for the week ahead, they workout on the regular and eat healthy, and so on and so forth. Here is why I don’t do those things.  Eating healthy and planning your meals is all fun and games, but life happens, and I am okay with it. I mean, yes, whenever I can, I would opt for homemade food (as long as we can think of something because we live in a constant “What should we have…

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    February Recap: Favourites and Non-Favourites

    February is over and it is time to recap the things that have happened and have been loving in the past month or so. As well as some unfavourites.  ~~~ Февруари е зад гърба ни и е време да прегледаме нещата, които съм харесала този месец, както и които не съм харесала.  General things Of course first would be the new and improved The December Dame: I changed my blog design! I am so happy with how it looks now, although I still have to fix some things. Let me know what you think of it in the comment section below! P.S. Those are my eyes on the logo.  My…

  • Review: Bioten Revitalise My Lips! Lipbalm

    My name is Diana and I am a lip balm hoarder. I can whip one out at any situation, just like the women in laundry detergent commercials do. Okay, not really. I have shamefully spent the last month with no handbag lip balm. I had to use a Maybelline lip gloss which resides in the back pocket of my bag. Not very convenient during the windy January weather. I have, however, recently finished my beloved Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia (absolutely divine) and went to buy a replacement for it. Along with it, I snatched me a new handbag lip balm – the Bioten Revitalise my lips! lip balm.…

  • 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…