The Sleek Ponytail

Monday, February 8, 2016

Swoon! Picture wearing this sleek ponytail with a head-to-toe black uniform or your favourite date-night dress this upcoming Valentine’s Day. Doesn't it look saucy? Ah, it really doesn't get any better than this little do, especially when you have a hot date coming up.

Have I convinced you? If so, here is the full how to: first, apply a bit of coconut oil to your hair for some extra shine and brush your hair back with a comb. Leave out a one-inch section of hair on each side and pull the rest back into a taut pony. Lastly, gather one section, wrap it around the elastic and secure with bobbies. Repeat on the other side, wrapping it around the opposite direction. Ta dah!

Will you try it?

P.S: Two more takes on a ponytail that you might like.
P.P:S: Also, winter dates with a twist :)

(Both, how-to and photo via Self)

Cheers to an awesome weekend

Friday, February 5, 2016

Cheers to the weekend! What are you up to? Tonight we're going for drinks to a jazz bar and tomorrow, I'm getting a head-start on spring cleaning inspired by this book. Wishing everyone a jolly good next two days and I'll see you back here on Monday morning, but in the meantime, fancy going down the internet rabbit hole? Enjoy!

How to take control of your skin naturally.


'I stopped being moody when I cut out sugar'.

I have a thing for awesome door.


How to get rid of winter blues.

How to clean out in a heartbeat.

Oh boy!

Coffee beauty regimen?

The kingdom of girls.


Want to create things that matter?

5 minutes or less.

I really need to start knitting...

'Loving a child that might leave'.

Ella rocks (+ this)!

Strategies for switching off.

Healthy ingredient swap cheat sheet.

 And fancy a blast from the past?
- Five years ago the day after tomorrow.
- 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 InstagramTwitterFacebook and even Pinterest.

(Photo via A Gentlewoman)

This Week's Gems

The softest and comfiest stripes around...

Isn't this the sweetest little necklace?...

If you fancy treating yourself (or someone you love) to an awesome Valentine's Day treat, try Pearlesque Box aka the awesome natural cosmetics pack. I especially love the look of Italy...

Thoughtful little reminder that we have great friends!...

How stunning is this deer mug?...

Those earrings + rosy cheeks + a little navy blue dress = Valentine's date uniform...

I can't get enough of knit cozy scarves...
Tee made for a cat lady...

Elegant copper bangle bracelets? Yes, please!...

We all need a "loved tee", don't we?

Oh boy, I so want a giraffe plate set in my life...

This card :)...

This turquoise heart ring is on my wish list!...


Those mirrors are something special...

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

P.S: Fancy more gems?
P.P.S: Also, Pearlesque Box is offering a 15% off the first box with a code: EXPRESS15. (It can't be used on gift boxes or combined with any other offers).

Female Ballerinas

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hmm, if you’re looking for a touch of beauty this Thursday afternoon, feast your eyes on these gorgeous female ballerinas, all graceful and utterly inspiring. Wow, I’m always in such awe of their abilities and their strength. You?

P.S: Plus, tons more ballet musing...
P.P.S. Also, ballerina feet.

(Photos by Dean - Pickled Thoughts via Fubiz)

Nifty Tulips Trick

Nothing makes me happier than a bunch of cut flowers that keep fresh for ages. Having said that, flowers are tricky by nature, aren’t they? I’ve discovered that most cut blooms just need a bit of vinegar and sugar or a stay in the fridge overnight to get them going for up to two weeks. Yet there are blooms like hydrangeas that are a bit more sensitive and need a good soaking before going into a vase.

So recently, thinking of spring, I finally discovered a great way to extend tulips' life. It’s really easy, simply get them drunk! :)

Yup, just before you put your tulips in a vase, add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of white sugar to the water. The mix will delay wilting by a mile and when your tulips eventually start to lower their heads, add an additional shot of vodka into the water and the stems will stand up straight again for a day or two. Ta dah!

Btw: what are yous favourite spring flowers?

P.S: Also, the life changing indoor plant tip and this mesmerizing flower market!
P.P.S: Plus, remember this genius little peppers tip?

(Photos by Arthur Chang and via Wit & Delight and The Little Market)

The World’s Most Beautiful Bagel

Meet the world’s most beautiful bagel straight from The Bagel Store in Brooklyn, New York! Scot Rossillo, the owner, has been making those beauties for the past 20 years calling them his labour of love. Business Insider recently went behind the scenes to get the full scoop on those rainbow creations and shot a little video of the process itself, and I must admit, I got totally blown away! Watching these bagels come to life is truly mesmerizing, especially when the finished product looks so cool. Check out the video above, it’s a must see!

P.S: Yum!
P.P.S: And my favourtie bagel recipe.

(Video by Insider via The Kitchn. Photos by Coco TrishSofySara FairchildElyse Stark and via The Bagel Store)

If you only do one thing this year...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

…it should be going au natural with your hair. Supposedly, the next eleven months will be all about embracing the natural texture and individuality of your hair. To be honest, I’m pretty excited about it, since it sounds like an easy way to approach my upcoming haircut.

So if you fancy trying it too, next time you’re at the hairdresser’s, ask the stylist for a cut that suits your hair's unique texture. Sounds pretty great, doesn't it?

P.S: A nifty winter hair trick.
P.P.S: And circle barrette goodness.

(via The Every Girl. Photos by/via ELLEVive VioletteGraziaSlufootIgnite Light and Simply Aesthetic)
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