2016 - Let's Do This!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Oh boy, what a year it has been! To be honest, I'm happy it's almost over and I'm ready for a fresh start! How about you?

My sweet sweet readers, thank you so much for popping by exPress-o daily and leaving the jolliest comments for me to read! Your notes make me feel so happy and inspired. I couldn’t ask for a more amazing group of ladies and it's such a pleasure sharing my little slice of world with you. Here is to a *kick ass* 2016! Be safe tonight!

P.S: I'll be back to regular posting on Tuesday morning - January 5th :)
P.P.S: If you're staying in tonight, make those, you won't be sorry.

(Photo by Cat Klein)

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

9 Takes on Homemade Natural Beauty Products

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 was the year when I finally took the plunge and completely swapped to all natural beauty regime. The best decision I ever made! So if you fancy starting 2016 on a more natural note, here are 9 of my all time favourite beauty recipes that will make you feel amazing and keep you healthy - starting with my weekly go-to, the ultimate superfood face mask...

Natural headache balm that works every time!...

Winter skin zesty fix. (Try it tonight and you won't be sorry)...

The best ever post-workout soak...

Nifty remedy mask to radiant skin...

The 'it' fix for dry and frizzy hair...

My daily go-to 3-ingredient body butter...

The loveliest body oil with dried rose petals and a dash of dried lemongrass...
And summer hair all year around in a bottle :)

P.S: Natural you, and have you tried this little challenge yet?
P.P.S: Plus, one awesome, yet unusual beauty trick that works.

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

10 Takes On This Thing Called Life

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a jolly good Christmas! Speaking of jolliness, let's go back in time and revisit a few of our favourite posts from the past year (or so) on all things happy and simple living. Enjoy!

Starting with above, the importance of life's tiny moments...

On being relaxed...

Save it for a rainy day...

Relaxing = productivity...

The best ever friend-making tip...

A nifty trick to feeling at peace in no time...

What love actually is...

For when life gets tough...

Buy for today, not tomorrow...

And snap it or skip it?...

P.S: Also, a few more takes on understated life...
P.P.S: Plus, all things love and happiness.

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

A Holly Jolly Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

What are you doing for Christmas this year? Are you traveling, hosting or taking it easy? Same as last year, Balazs and I are spending the Holidays in London and Budapest with the whole family. I'm looking forward to just enjoy everyone's company to the fullest with a bit of hot wine and tons of Christmas pudding on repeat. Ah, I literally can't wait :)

Dearies, Balazs and I would like to wish you a jolly good Christmas! Eat till your tummies are full, drink till you're tipsy and stay up chatting till late:)

I’ll surely pop in next week with a few fun posts, so make sure to check in, but in the meantime, feel free to browse through exPress-o. Maybe you’ll discover a post or two that you missed previously. Merry Christmas!

P.S: Fancy a bit of chit-chat over the Holidays? Join me on Instagram.

(Photo via An Early Morning Walk)

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

10 Feel-Good Films For The Holidays

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Is there anything better than settling down on a sofa after a satisfying Christmas feast to watch a great film? I love a good story, so below are 10 hilarious, sweet and awesome, yet not traditionally Festive films that will make the evening feel warm and fuzzy.

Which one is your favourite?

Love Actually - Mona Lisa Smile - Prime - Elizabethtown -  It's Complicated - Trading Places

Bridget Jones's Diary - My Cousin Vinny - The Family Stone - Four Christmases.

P.S: Also, 10 Christmas films with a difference and a bunch more that might tickle your fancy as well.
P.P.S:  Plus, a few movies to re-watch before the New Year :)

(Photo via TIME. Layout by exPress-o)

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

Last Minute Guide to all things Christmas

Monday, December 21, 2015

If you're looking into making your own hostess gift, but time is running out, here are 15 delicious and nifty homemade goodies that will surely hit the spot.
Plus, those 9 more ideas for next day's breakfast...
Still looking for last minute gems for a friend or a sister? Here are 11 pretty awesome gift guides that might just inspire you.

Not decided on how to wrap gifts yet? Here are 13 lovely ideas that might help, including those 3 irresistibly zesty takes on wrapping.

Every Christmas party should have a great boozy drink and here are 10 of my favourites.

And the best way to jazz up your home for the Holidays is by trying one of those 4 great simmer pots.

P.S: A nifty little clementine trick and those delicious hot chocolate spoons.
P.P.S: Mmm, orange and clove pomanders!

Psst: the comments are switched off during the Holidays. But if you want to drop me a little hello, you can always reach me via email - diana.mieczan@hotmail.com :)

Cheers to a lovely weekend

Friday, December 18, 2015

Eek, since there are just a few more days before Christmas, we are spending the next two days trying to tie all the festive loose ends! How about you? Wishing everyone a jolly good weekend. Make sure to relax as much as you can and if you’re already traveling for the Holidays, have a safe trip! I will see you back here on Monday, but in the meantime, fancy going down the internet rabbit hole? Enjoy!

Stress and the social self.

Those snowflake cut-out brownie cookies are a must this Holiday season!

The best cookbooks of 2015. What are yours?

Minimalist wardrobe purge tips.

Working smarter vs harder.

Freya on how she and her husband Adam afford to travel.

Brilliant little project!

This simple matters series is really wonderful.

3 pretty takes on a single bedside table.

The art of wrapping.

How to beat Holiday stress.

Do you do red?

19 most important avocado toast moments of 2015!

Traditional hunting in one of the most remote villages on Earth.

On books, on change...

The 4-minute manicure.

The green lady of Brooklyn :)

Minimalists ditch ownership for bare-bones life. Thoughts?

The prettiest Holiday hair garland.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago today.
- One years ago today.

P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even Pinterest.


(Photo of Flatiron District, Manhattan - NYC via Best Travel Photos)

This Week's Gems


That's what I am talking about - the coziest slippers ever!...

Locket necklace perfection...

Ah, how I adore this sweater...

The 'it' chunky knit scarf...

Lovely and practical...

Be still my heart...

This lipstick in 'worth' is something special...

I want to wear this little necklace every single day of the week...

My favourite kind-of Christmas lights...

What a sweet little dotted ring...

The prettiest sage and white berry festive wreath...

Special everyday cuff...

The coolest scarf to brighten those gloomy winter days...

Now, that's an awesome clock!...

Sweet soul sisters bracelet set...

I totally adore this poncho...

What do you think about those frames? I think they are gorgeous :)...
This mug is made for special morning coffee moments...

Meowbile :)...

Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds of buys? Do tell...

P.S: Fancy more gems?
P.P.S: Plus, Noncha is offering a $20-off code - use new20 at checkout. The order must include clothing and a minimum purchase of $100.

(Top photo by Chalk White Arrow)
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