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HOW TO DE-STRESS?

Hello my dear readers!

Since I'm still in school and the exam season is upon me and probably on most of you as well, I'm sure that us, students,  are on a lot of pressure and stress these days. And, for instance, let's take out the exam season out of the equation, grown-ups can experience a high level of stress at work just like students do. Every magazine article tells us that stress is extremely bad for our mental and physical health and that it's crucial to manage it. So I started to wonder, what are the best ways to de-stress?




1. Read a book or flip through a magazine with a warm cup of green tea. I'm sure you all know by now that green tea is highly beneficial for your health. It contains caffeine which together with an amino acid L-theanine can improve brain function leaning to the management of relaxation. Not to mention that it also flushes all the toxins out of your body. So overall, your body will be thankful for that cup of green tea. Reading books or magazines really helps to distract your mind from stressful situations focusing on the content of the pages. 

2. Going for a walk in the park or driving to the beach. This method is by far my favourite out of them all. Not necessarily taking a walk in the park, but taking a stroll down the beach. I'm lucky enough to have the coast within just a few kilometers. The sound of sea waves is proven to be one of the most calming sounds out there. However, if you don't have the beach anywhere near you, the park works wonders as well. Nature is known for relaxing our minds and providing the freshest air. A few minute walk in the forest or in the park truly relaxes your mind, especially if you take deep breaths along. No wonder that all the old literature books revolve around the human bond with the nature. 


3. Take a shower or a bath. Nothing sounds more relaxing that a bubble bath, sadly, I don't own a bath so I have to satisfy with the shower. Something about the warm water gives us the calm feeling, whether you're bubbling in it or it's running down your body. Warm water also opens up your pores making it easier to cleanse the face,  so it's definitely a win-win situation. 
 Along with warm water, pleasing scents in the body moisturizers or oils equally help us to de-stress. That's why I love the AVON Planet Spa line with gold and oud scent filled body moisturizer and oil. Not only it leaves the magnificent scent afterwards, but your skin feels amazingly soft and shinning because of the small gold reflexes in the products. 
Fresh scent enriched fragrances also give us the satisfying feeling and that really distracts the mind from all the stress and you may be dealing with. However, different scents work for different people. Here I have the AVON Life perfume that is enriched with floral-wood notes of  lilies, pansies, irises. If floral scents do well for you, check out other fragrances from AVON HERE.

4. Meditation. Even though I'm still new at meditation, I'm enjoying it very well. There are various kinds of meditation apps or Youtube videos that are great for those 5-10 minutes of relaxation. Meditation came from the East and those cultures are known for their unique ways of increasing inner peace. Meditation truly helps to release all the negative energy that may be pilled up from the stress, it helps to manage that stress as well. If you ever thought of giving meditation a go, I highly recommend and even encourage you to do. 

5. Essential oils. I have been a fan of essential oils for quite some times now, but my favourite ones are tea tree and lavender. Not only these two smell phenomenal and help relieve stress, they're also very beneficial for healing the face skin due to the antibacterial feature. 
I enjoy using an oil diffuzer, sadly, this yellow one doesn't really fit into the aesthetics of my room design but I adore it anyway. I just mix these two oils together in a little bit of water and pour it on top. I light up the candle underneath and within minutes, my room smells incredibly calm.



I hope these 5 ways really help you to relieve the unwanted stress from your mind, leaving it clean and calm as it should be. Mental health needs to be taken care with love, sensitivity and respect. 


All the love in the world,
Karolina


HOT NEW THINGS : AVON

Hello my Dears!

Have you ever heard of a brand called AVON? If you haven't and you want to try out some affordable and fabulous products then you may want to read this post from head to toe. 

Well, since I have heard about AVON before, let me tell you that I absolutely adore this brand! They have some truly great and non-expensive products in their book. Speaking of book, this months AVON catalogue in Lithuania is out now : MARCH.  
( For all my foreign readers, check out the international site : AVON.COM )

Here are some of my favourite products from this months catalogue!


I have been meaning to get a new fragrance for spring and this new line from EVE (in partnership with Eva Mendes) have the loveliest floral&sweet scents.  They have two scents : EVE ALLURING and this one EVE CONFIDENCE. If you can't decide which one to get, they even have a bottle that includes both of them! 
Now I'm not usually a fan of sweet&floral scents in fragrances, but I do admire this one. Is it sweet?Yes, but nothing too over the top. 


I already own the AVON Planet Spa deeply restoring body moisturiser with Maroccan Argan oil that I got for Christmas and I love it very much. But this firming body cream with Colombian coffee extract also has a truly lovely scent.  


At the moment I'm really into facial oils so this one from AVON True NutraEffects is really amazing. Smells nice, moisturisers my face very well and has a simple yet aesthetically pleasing packaging.
This Rhassoul clay face mask with Maroccan Argan oil from AVON Planet Spa also looks great and interesting. I still haven't had the chance to try this one out, but I'll let you know if this makes to my favourites list!


Recently, I have also been into eye creams, so this lifting and firming eye&eyelid gel from AVON Anew perfectly fits into my bathroom shelf. 


Now let's talk about the HOT NEW PRODUCT! The True Ultra Volume lash magnifying mascara is probably my favourite one that I own so far actually. The brush itself is not the smallest one, but I do like it, because it grabs every single lash and lengthens them.

Along with the mascara, this plumping lip gloss from AVON Mark. in pink pout is one of my favourites this month! It also has a minty scent which I absolutely adore.
If you're searching for a good and pigmented small eyeshadow palette with a lot of shades to choose from, check out these ones from AVON True. I already own the ones in Au Naturale and Smoky Plums and here I have Mocha Latte. 


These matte lipsticks from AVON True Colour are also amazing! They're truly pigmented, the colour selection is amazing, they're don't feel dry on the lips and they glide on super smoothly.


That's it! Now I'm not sure, that the same items go for the international AVON store, but the ones that are mentioned in this post are definitely available in Lithuania. 
If you are reading this from other countries and you can't find the products from this post on avon.com then don't worry, you can still find some great deals and other amazing products on there!

The March catalogue (03 01 - 03 21) is already out so check it out and maybe you'll find something else you like besides my mentioned items HERE.

All the Love in the World and Happy International Women's Month!
Let me know how did you celebrate your day ladies!

HIS JACKET BUT NOT HIS GAL

Hello my Dears!

I have always been a fan of man clothing being transformed into something that a woman can also pull off. 

For this outfit I chose elements that balance out the look between super chic and casual. One of my favourite pieces that I own are these black wide trousers that make any outfit a bit more fancy, especially paired with fabulous heels. I didn't want the outfit to be on such a level of elegant so I threw on a mans winter coat that gave the outfit a totally different outlook.



Jacket : hElium
Shirt : H&M
Trousers : ZARA
Heels : DEICHMANN
Belt : Thrifted
Sunglasses : Bershka ( old collection )
All of my jewelry is from Aliexpress.com


FAV FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE FALL 2018

Hello my Dear readers!

Currently the fashion world is in the middle of the first Fashion Week in 2018. 

In a few days London Fashion Week will be over and Milan will be the next stop. May I say that London and New York Fashion Weeks are by far my favourite one in terms of Street Style. And speaking of Street Style, here are some of my most adored outfits on the streets of London and New York.

/  NYFW (Women's)  /




Sources : ELLE , VOGUE 

/  LFW (Women's)  /




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Another Fashion Week and I still stand strong with the view that the most fashionable and best-dressed people live in New York and London. Of course,  I will still be eyeing Street Style outfits from Milan and Paris, but as I said, I was, and am, mostly excited about NYFW and LFW.






MY FAVOURITE THRIFT SHOP PIECES

Good afternoon my Dears!

I feel that thrift shopping is truly underrated to begin with. The variety of clothes and accessories is amazing. But especially, for a person who loves to experiment with their outfits to look unique and authentic, thrift shop is a great place to go for a hunt every now and then. 

I have been going to thrift shops a lot recently and I'm not ashamed of that in any way. Give me one good reason why should I? Anyway, I decided to share with you some of my most adored pieces that I found in thrift stores. And maybe to encourage you to go in there and take a look yourselves to acknowledge the amount of undiscovered treasures.

This is one of my recent finds and I'm absolutely in love with it. What I adore the most about this neutral coloured sweater is obviously the asymmetric turtle neck cut. And this one does look like it could have a ZARA label on it, but instead it's from a brand called OXMO.
The gorgeous orange belt has a truly good quality and is from called VERA PELLE who is most famous for real leather women bags and wallets and if I remember correctly, this cost about €5 which is not the cheapest for my local thrift store.
Another piece is the black turtle neck sweater that's actually from men's section. It's very soft and warm and I figured that the orange detailing goes perfectly with the belt.

This camo jacket... I've had it for over 2 years and it's still one of the precious clothing pieces that I have ever found in thrift stores. I even made a separate blog post for it (CLICK HERE) on how I styled it.
The white turtle neck is also one of the recent finds and I love it soooo much. What I like the most about this piece is the big turtle neck and the fact that I don't have to worry my foundation getting all over the neck when I'm putting or taking it off.


This raincoat is on the top of my list together with the camo jacket. I got it a few years ago and I love it still up to this day. I feel that this is the kind of piece that makes any outfit a bit more edgy and it gives the 'street style' look that we all adore so much.
Underneath I have the bright orange/red turtle neck that I also find myself reaching for quite frequently. Can you tell how much I'm a fan of turtle necks?