19 юли 2016 г.

Sun Care


Since we're in the middle of summer and many of you are going on vacations, I decide to share with you my favourite sun care products. As much as I love a nice glowing tan in the summertime, I never forget to bring with me the right products to protect my skin from the UV lights. That's way I usually start with products with higher SPF factor - like this Anthelios SPF 20 body spray shown on the picture above. (Of course, I have a bit darker skin by nature, but if you are very pale, I recommend starting with SPF 50 like this one from La Roche-Posay.) It is suitable for the whole family's sensitive skin, sun intolerances or those that may be exposed to intense sun regularly, also it is easy to apply and water resistant.
When my skin gets a little bit tanned I turn to dry oils with lower SPF factor. My two favourites are Galénic Sun Care Silky Dry Oil Body Spray SPF15 and NUXE Sun Tanning Oil for Face and Body SPF10. But since they provide lower protection, you must apply them more frequently. 


For my face I use a separate product, of course, and since my skin is a bit more oily I have tried a lot of products, but never felt satisfied with the result, until I found the  Avéne Cleanance Solaire SPF 30 mattifying cream, which provides high sun protection for oily acne-prone skin. 


Another important part of getting a healty tanned skin is taking care of it not only during sun exposure but after that too. I use hydrating lotions on a daily basis, but I usually get a bit picky in the summertime. So, on the picture above you could see my top three after sun body lotions - Vichy Ideal Soleil After Sun Balm, Avéne After Sun Repair Creamy Gel and NUXE Sun Refreshing After-Sun Lotion for Face and Body. After sun products sooth and calm the skin, they also help to restore the skin's barrier and prevent moisture loss. 


 And last but not least, I always bring a Thermal Spring Water spray with me on holidays. I use it on the beach, I use it after that or simply wherever I need to cool and freshen myself up a bit. The spring water by Avéne and by La Roche-Posay are my two personal favourites. 

Which are your favourite sun care products? Have you tried any of these and what do you think about them? 

7 юли 2016 г.

Into the Wild



One of the greatest things about my hometown is that it's actually right beside the mountains. It literally takes less than ten minutes and you are far from the city noise deep into the calmness of the nature. It can't ever become boring to me or to my boyfriend since we both love the mountains,and besides, there is something so fun about doing more touristy things in your own town. So, on a free weekend last September (You read it correctly.. last September! I just don't know how I managed to forget about these pictures..) my boyfriend and I grabbed some friends (and some food, of course) and jumped into the car to spend a laid back afternoon in the nature. We chose a place, which is known not only for its historical significance, but also with its breathtaking views of the town and the valley below. The landscapes are so strikingly gorgeous, that you simply can't believe they are real.


It was still pretty warm but in the mountains you should always be dressed well and comfortable. There is no surprise that I opted for a simple cotton plaid shirt since I really love plaid shirts a lot and have always thought that they are the most suitable clothing piece for outdoor activities. I added a pair of jeans and my beloved Converse sneakers and we were good to go.


Of course, our bags were filled with yummy things to grill on the fire later - sausages and ribs for the boys, as well as some lean meat and veggies for the girls. The rest of the evening we spent eating by the fire, sipping tea from our mugs, while listening the crackling fire and watching the night sky above.  


Simply going through these pictures makes me missing the mountain like crazy! I can't wait to go back there some time soon. There is definitely something magical in nature!

Plaid shirt - H&M / Jeans - Stradivarius / Sneakers - Converse

11 април 2016 г.

The Falsies Push Up Drama


As a loyal Maybelline fan, all of my favourite mascaras are from the brand.. and of course I was impatient to try their new and already so famous The Falsies Push Up Drama. At first I was shocked why this mascara is so famous, because I didn't like the result at all.. It makes my lashes wet and clumpy. Also it tooks way too much time to dry. But after a couple of trials I got better at applying it. I guess since the brush is quite different it takes more time to master it. I won't lie, it would not become a favourite of mine, and maybe I will never buy it again. But in the meantime my sister loved it.. What do you think? Have you tried it yet? Are you loving it or not?

P.S. Read about my favourite mascaras here, here and here.
 

8 март 2016 г.

Roadtrip to Leshten





In The Best of 2015 post I mentioned the surprised roadtrip we made for my birthday. It was totally in the last minute, since all my other plans for the day failed. I was a bit disappointed at first, but then really liked how the things turned out. 
It was very short two days trip to Leshten village, where we stayed in a wooden eco house, as I mentioned before, but we had a great weekend spending some time with one another at such a beautiful area.

 
 


These pictures are taken on our first morning there, while we were sipping our morning coffee. Not a bad place to do so, right?
I opted for some comfy and warm clothes (in the end it was late October and we were in the mountains), but still the outfit includes some of my favourite pieces like the warmest boots I own and this bohemian cardigan from H&M.

Blouse - Stradivarius / Cardigan - H&M / Jeans - Pull & Bear / Boots - H&M / Sunglasses - Mango

14 февруари 2016 г.

Happy Valentine's day!



I believe
in love at first sight
but
I will always believe
that the people
we love
we have loved before.
Many, many
many times before
and when we stumble
through grace
and circumstance and
that brilliant illusion of choice
to finally meet them again
we feel it faster
each time through.
The one glance
that set life alight
is two sets
of two eyes
staring through the layers
of lifetimes
and stolen glances
and first kisses
and hands held;
the brace against the
weight and unrelenting
tide of waiting.
I believe
in love at first sight
but am not burdened
with the misconception
that it’s a first sight
at all.

-Tyler Knott Gregson-
 

11 януари 2016 г.

The best of 2015

The good thing about reflecting is that there is no rule book. We are able to sincerely meditate on the past year – the good, the bad, the ugly – and learn from our experiences as we remember those times. After exploring what we’ve learned we are able to grow. Grow to give love (to ourselves included), grow to acknowledge (the big and the small), and grow to be thankful (of the rough times too).

So, even though 2015 wasn't the best year of my life, and despite the bad things that had happened through the last twelve months, there are still some moments I cherish and want to highlight.

So, keeping with what turn out to be like a tradition, here is the best of 2015.


In the end of February was my graduation when I got my diploma for master of Pharmacy.


And started my very first job, as a pharmacist, of course.


In the beginning of May I celebrated the fact that one year ago I met this crazy person, this unbelievably amazing human being, with whom I actually live now, and call my best friend, my true soulmate.. It was about time to finally meet you.


Also, this year was full of concerts I've been dreaming of since I was a little girl..



Let's begin with SLASH!


Next were Helloween and Judas Priest!



And the ultimate highlight of the year - Whitesnake!



Besides, I attended some Bulgarian bands' gigs as well - like Milena and Revu, which I equally love and enjoy.



In August, my boyfriend took me to my very first Moto Fest, which was really exciting experience.



 I continued growing my vinyl collection..

 

And let's not forget the trips I made throughout this year..
In the spring some friends and I made a roadtrip to the Prohodna Cave,
also known as The Eyes of God.



In the end of August my boyfriend and I went on a highly anticipated holiday in Greece.



(You can see all articles of our holiday here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.)

For my birthday, in the end of October, my boyfriend surprised me with a weekend trip to Leshten, where we stayed in wooden eco house (which is quite an experience).



Leshten is a mountainous village, situated in the Dabrash part of the Rhodope Mountains. In the early years of the 20th century it was a busy village with more than 500 inhabitants. Nowadays there are only a few local permanent inhabitants (11 to be more particular), but many of the old houses have been restored and renovated as summerhouses or guest-houses. They were built in the second half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century in the architectural style typical for this region of the country.
The area is extremly beautiful and calm. There are no shops, just one old-fashioned pub.



2015 was a hard one, there’s no denying that, but I could not be more thankful for all the goods and for all teachings, as tough as they were.

“I've learned a lot this year.. I learned that things don't always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I've learned that there are things that go wrong that don't always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I've learned that some broken things stay broken, and I've learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you.”
― Jennifer Weiner



But 2016, I sure am looking forward to seeing you.




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