The Sangria Chronicles

On slightly lazy Friday evening I attended Beauty Bloggers Summer Party powered by COTY, where I got a little carried away....
How come? Well, you know, Friday evening, fab people, an absolutely lovely location with a dreamy deco, awesome new Coty products to try and let's not forget the sangria. Aww, the sangria was delicious, couldn't get enough, ha. I was telling people, I'm on a liquids diet, it was hilarious... or not, depends on you see it.

That's why maybe right know I don't know what to write about the event other than the fact that I had a lot of fun and everybody was asking me where's Koko.

Awww, let me add that the new Astor Perfect Stay 16h Transfer Proof is the bomb, once you apply it it stays about 24h not 16h * wink *.


Collistar Giveaway & News

Ladies, ladies, I have a lovely giveaway for you and a couple of news from Collistar Romania.
First of all, if that pesky cellulite is bothering you, the Collistar Cabin is waiting for you in Baneasa Shopping City for a free diagnosis and after, tips and tricks on how to get rid of it. I'm going to book a session this week, you can too directly in Douglas stores or by calling 021.361.14.50.

Also,  Collistar together with Douglas prepared a special Box of Beauty with 2 normal sized & 3 minis from their anti-cellulite range and a voucher.  Sweet, no?

As for the giveaway, to see for yourself how awesome the Collistar products are they offering one of you their  Biorevitalizing Anti Cellulite concentrate.

The first anticellulite product ever with a biorevitalizing action, inspired by two techniques used in cosmetic medicine: mesotherapy and  biorevitalization. Anticellulite action mesotherapy effect. Meso-Dren Complex™ is a blend of active principles, similar to those used in mesotherapy. Elderberry extract and edemine stimulate the mobilization of excess _x001E_uids. Caffeine helps to break down fatty acids in the adipose tissue. Recompacting action biorevitalizing effect. Inspired by the active principles used by cosmetic doctors for skin biorevitalization, the exclusive Bio-Shape Complex™ combines •vitamin E •hyaluronic acid •glaucine for a global smoothing, regenerating and recompacting action.  * cosmetic against the imperfections caused by cellulite. Thanks to its ultra-absorbable texture, and the micro-massage performed by the special spheres of the innovative roller applicator, the skin is softer and smoother after the very first treatment. Then, with daily use, the results become increasingly visible and day after day •the ‘orange peel’ effect and localized accumulations of fat are reduced •‘mattress’ areas appear smoother, as if ‘deflated’ •the figure is lighter and takes on a reshaped appearance •the skin regains new vitality and becomes wonderfully toned, firm and compact

What do you have to do? Go like Collistar Romania on facebook, share their post *this one* and leave a comment with the link of the share below.

One week, good luck! 


This is how happiness looks like

I bet I'm going to be late for brunch, it's Saturday and all I can think of right now is a big foamy coffee but if I won't write this post right now, it may be lost... 
Last week a spent a couple of days in paradise, and even though I get excited at the most little silly things, the Amalfi Coast and especially Positano, made me happy, truly happy.

Simply watching the amazing view, the sea, the people, the houses and the boats floating calmly, filled my heart with utter happiness. You know, that one when you are smitten, can't stop smiling and have butterflies roaming around. Experiences and places do that to you, not only people. 

I remember last year when I was browsing Pinterest and came across pictures from Positano, and I was thinking, wow, this is so beautiful, maybe one day I'll have the chance to visit it. Well, little that I know that chance came sooner rather than latter. It's peculiar, how sometimes, planets align and things happen, with a bit or more help from you...

The rush from vacation didn't pass , hopefully it will last a few more days but what I want to tell is that you are in control of your life and dreams really do come true.


My Braun Summer Ritual and 3 Things I Learned From My Bff

This post is sponsored by Braun.
After about an hour in front of the computer and three coffees later (rough night, darlings), I finally started to write this article once more. Hopefully this time it will go smoothly and I won’t delete it again…
The lovely team at Braun invited me and Miss Koko to do a fun project together & try a couple of their products. Two of which, I’ve been using for some time, Braun Silk Epil 9 and Braun Face. 

Absolutely love Silk Epil 9, told you about it a couple of  months ago too, the new Braun Silk-epil 9 Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator comes with a 40% wider head  for faster epilation and MicroGrip tweezer technology - It covers more skin with each stroke for a faster epilation process and an improved beauty routine. The improved tweezer geometry removes more hair in one stroke, even the shortest hair (0.5mm) that wax cannot catch.

This made us think about our friendship which exceeded the blogging barriers long time ago.
I’m extremely grateful to have Koko in my life and call her one of my bffs, she’s such a caring & loving soul, sometimes a little too much for my nature but we manage it.  Yes, I just said that Koko, you know what I’m talking about.

3 things I learned from my bff

  1. That I have to face my fears, get out my comfort zone and deal with emotional stuff. Certain confrontations are hell for me, hell, anxiety takes over instantly and I can’t find my words. Buuuut, I’m getting there… I didn’t take the exam on this one, ha! 
  2. That in order to grow as a person you need to let go of toxic people in your life, it is best for everybody, really, for everybody.
  3. That sometimes, pizza holds all the answers. If you don’t agree, you didn’t have the right kind of pizza. 

As for our summer ritual, mine is quite simple, though I’m pretty certain that Koko’s ritual is far more complicated.
For me, is very important to take care of my face and properly remove the makeup and impurities accumulated throughout the day so Braun Face is more than perfect for the task. Braun Face lets you enjoy two treatments with one device, just simply switch attachments. 

Precisely remove facial hair by the root with the facial epilator or cleanse skin pore deep with the facial brush. Ehhm, I didn’t use the epilator part of it, but the brushes are magnificent and they just launched a couple of new ones, Extra Sensitive for delicate skin, Exfoliating for deep cleansing and Sponge for applying your foundation, quite clever this one.

A great tip, I might have told you this one before, use thermal water, thermal water is amazing, freshens your skin while adding a little extra hydration.

Yes, yes, Koko braids my hair from time to time ‘cause besides blow drying it and straightening it, I can’t do anything else. Awww, I’m lying, I can do the twist and tuck hairdo too.
The dryer  has three heat settings and two airflow settings for flexible drying and styling. And with its elegant and pure white design the Braun Satin-Hair 3  dryer adds style to effortless results.

During summer I wash my hair almost every day and it’s a must to have a good dryer.

Last but not least, I apply heavy amount of uva protection, like a crazy person.

Ok, now I need to go and start packing for Amalfi. Don’t forget to check Koko’s Summer Ritual and 3 things she learned from her bff. 

Photos by Cosmin Anghel at Casara ( you gotta check out their new showroom, gorgeous!)