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Posts from September 2014.

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Reading Material | September

September 30th  •  Posted in Blogging

I’ve been pretty inspired by this blog post from Natalie about how important sharing the love can be in the world of blogging and I realized it’s been a long long while since when I wrote down my last Reading Material post but I’ve decided I should try and make this a monthly thing because I love reading these posts and because it totally makes my day when I’m featured in one! So here are the posts I’ve loved reading in September…

– Dunya & Carrie‘s body talks | these were literally eye opening ;;
– Katie & Ben’s new Sunday tradition in Central Park ;;
– Ellie’s Current Favourites ;;
– Luce’s Making The Most Of A Small Desk | which made me want to have a smaller desk to be & feel more organized ;;
– London’s Best Coffee : Soho Grind ;;
– Brotherly Love ;;
– Freya’s Homecoming and Darjeeling 2nd flush ;;
– Alex’s Blinding as the Sun ;;
– Georgia’s Chocolate Avocado Brownies recipe | mmm! ;;
– Rachel’s The Beauty Of Leaves ;;

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What have you enjoyed reading lately?


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In September I’ve Loved…

September 28th  •  Posted in Favourites

September Favourites (2014)
September Favourites (2014)

SEPTEMBER FAVOURITES

September is my favourite month of the year and not only because it’s my birthday month, but also because it’s when the weather is still nice but start to be crispy and chillier, not to mention I love when autumn starts to be around. It literally flew by, I can’t believe it’s already monthly favourites time, but I’m pretty excited for October to come around to be honest, and to see the leaves changing their colours, ahh beautiful autumn! But back to my September favourites, I love when the weather changes and you get to wear, try, do and love new things, so here is what I’ve loved this past month…

September Favourites (2014)
September Favourites (2014)
1. Braun Oral-B Vitality White + Clean Rechargeable Toothbrush | 2. NUXE Reve De Miel Lipbalm | 3. Sweet Cecily’s Lipbalms in Pina Colada* & Espresso Martini* | 4. Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Eye Cream | 5. Batiste Dry Shampoo | 6. & Other Stories Lengthening Mascara

BEAUTY & CO.

I haven’t use an electric toothbrush since when I had braces when I was 9, but then my boyfriend gave this Braun Oral-B Vitality White + Clean Rechargeable Toothbrush to me as birthday present and it was eye opening. I can’t believe I have used classic toothbrushes for so long, I find it so strange now to use one and I couldn’t be happier with my new electric friend!

As the weather gets chillier, chapped lips are always around and this is the reason why I’ve been using three different lipbalms at once! The Nuxe Reve De Miel Lipbalm is my all time favourite, I love the soft buttery consistence that glides on super nicely, and I’m in love with the scent which better than honey actually reminds me a piece of lemon and almond cake, delicious! It is my night and home choice, while for the day or handbag I’m loving the Sweet Cecily’s lipbalms in the flavours Pina Colada* and Espresso Martini* – they both smell ahh-mazing, expecially the Espresso Martini which is coffee in a lipbalm form and I love the scent of coffee, one of my favourite thing! These apply super easy even directly from the pot which makes them perfect for on the go, plus they’re very hydrating and bring a huge relief to chapped lips.

I’ve not been so good with eye creams this summer, but I’m trying and getting better as the weather gets colder, and the Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Eye Cream is being so good at keeping my eye area hydrated, soft and bright. Also, being that I have been spending two or more days away from home pretty often, a bestfriend of mine and my oily hair has been the Batiste Dry Shampoo in the tiny cute travel bottle that is perfect for my small makeup/beauty bag I always carry with me. My hair starts feeling (but not always looking) greasy on the second day and that’s one of the worst feeling in my opinion, so this is a must-have for rebusting my hair and giving it some healthy volume and banishing oil.

Lastly I’ve been enjoying the & Other Stories Lengthening Mascara on the makeup-front; it was such an impulsive purchase, I didn’t even need a new mascara but it was discounted during Milan’s Vogue Fashion Night Out and all the proceeds went to charity, so there was no excuse! I pretty like it as an everyday option to all my other mascaras which are always waterproof and something I might don’t always want to wear just to go out for an hour or two. It’s very black, very nice and make my eyelashes look longer, which is all I ask!

September Favourites (2014)
September Favourites (2014)
1. ASOS Scallop Stitch Satchel Bag | 2. H&M Sweatshirt | 3. ASOS Denim Button Through Smock Dress

STYLE

I’ve recently had a huge wardrobe clear-out (these things don’t happen very often around here, oops!) and this time I was pretty severe on what to keep and what to give away so I’ve been left with a very poor wardrobe especially for the new season. This means I’ve been (and still am) on the hunt for new autumnal and transitional pieces and I might have fallen in love with a few during the process. This ASOS Denim Button Through Smock Dress just looks so lovely and pairs amazing with any other piece in my wardrobe really, plus it makes for a good transitional dress as it’s perfect for warmer days just by itself, but nice to be layered on chillier days with thigts and boots or cute autumnal shoes. I’ve also got this beautiful 3/4-lenght sleeves H&M Sweatshirt for my birthday and I love it! The colours are so pretty and the fabric is super soft, it made for the perfect top for this in-between September weather. Lastly I was looking for a new tan satchel for a while and I think I’ve finally found the one: I have been carrying my ASOS Scallop Stitch Satchel Bag since when I got it this month and it fits all I need for my day trips to Milan as well as any quicker occasion – and it also fits camera + lens which means I can snap even more!

September Favourites (2014)
September Favourites (2014)
September Favourites (2014)
1. Clipper Tea Organic Zen Again Infusion | 2. Yankee Candle Vanilla Lime Scented Sachet | 3. Panda Foldable Shopper (similar here)

LIFE & FOOD

It’s finally tea, chai latte and warm drinks time! I’m excited. In september I’ve been drinking the Clipper Tea Organic Zen Again Infusion which taste and smell very fresh and relaxing with its lemongrass, eucalyptus and ginkgo infusion. It’s the perfect pre-yoga session tea and it seriously warms up my heart a little everytime! Talking of ravishing scents, I must mention the Yankee Candle Vanilla Lime Scented Sachet which is living in my wardrobe lately making it smell sooo nice! Best thing ever for a vanilla lover! Lastly, you realize you’re with the right boy when he gives you a super cute Panda Foldable Bag (similar here) and you probably know I love packable shoppers as well as pandas, so this was just the perfect cutest combo!

What have you loved in September?

20 Random Facts About Me

September 26th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

THE BLOGGER

Something I love is getting to know something more about the bloggers behind my favourite blogs, and I just realized that even though I often talk about me in my posts, I never really dedicated an entire post to allow you to get to know me a little bit better. So here are some totally random facts you probably don’t know about me!

1. Some of you may have guessed it already but I’m vegetarian.

2. I watch and have watched several TV series and I tend to become a little bit obsessed. There’re still a lot more I need to catch up with and my boyfriend really helps me with it always suggesting to watch his faves together (and he has watched so many more than me!).

3. I have a pointy ear (just look at the picture right above!) – and it’s such a conversation started feature of my body! I know, it’s weird, but I’m pretty fond of it.

4. In kindergarten I used to hide in the strangest places to avoid every gym class – and when I hid in the storage room no one actually remembered about me and I got to stay there for the entire class until someone came to store the balls and mats.

5. I looove to swim.

6. The only pets I ever had were/are cats.

7. Embarrassing one – a few years ago I used to be obsessed with RPG (Role Playing Games) online, the ones where you actually get to write full well written paragraphs though! And they were mainly Harry Potter related.

8. I’ve never tasted a Coke.

9. I love visiting Ikea – even just for the purpose of doing it and not for mandatorily buying something (even though it’s pretty hard I don’t find something to buy).

10. I hate taking the train, it’s just one of those things that stress me out oh-so-much.

20 Random Facts About Me

11. I dream of living in London.

12. I always wear embarrassing pajamas, I don’t think I even own something serious and classy in my pjs drawer.

13. I met my boyfriend on a forum online 7 years ago, then we started chatting on Windows Live Messenger.

14. I’m not a huge movie fan.

15. I’m a tiny bit obsessed with cute mugs and I love collecting them.

16. I love planning travels and I’m seriously such a perfectionist at it – I plan every single hour and meal in advance!

17. I love candles and flowers and my ideal workspace is one where I can be surrounded by both.

18. A few years ago I used to play The Sims a lot, seriously too much.

19. I name all the objects I own!

20. Lastly, I’m terribly afraid by green bedbugs.

Please let me know some random facts about you, I’m curious to get to know you better as well!
Also, check out my About Me & Miel Café page to know more about me and my blog!

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Outfit Details
: Smock Denim Dress – ASOS, Big Bow Hair Clip – ASOS.