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In May I’ve Loved…

May 31st  •  Posted in Favourites

In May I've Loved...

You know those times when you spend way too much money placing random orders online, and then you almost forgot about them until they knock at your door and you’re immersed in a mountain of new things in less than a week? That’s what May was to me, and between those things, I surely have found some new favourites I can’t wait to suggest you!

In May I've Loved...

Blouse with petal collar – ASOS


How could one of those online shopping sessions not include an ASOS order? Especially now that the time is changing, that I (finally) had the chance to spring-clean my wardrobe from the bottom to the top, I ended up feeling like I had nothing to wear (don’t you always have that feeling when you clean your closet?!) and like if I hadn’t enough white shirts already (if you don’t know, my wardrobe is made of white shirts only) I felt like I really needed to implement a few more basic pieces to it. The truth is that when a coupon code from ASOS pop in my inbox, and when I happen to also spot a cute blouse, I can’t really say no. I’ve worn this ASOS blouse infinite times this month I can’t even remember; the petal collar is just the cutest thing, and if there’s a reason why white blouses are my favourites, is that they go with everything (literally) and there’s nothing better than that.

In May I've Loved...

Notepad – Muji; Pens – Muji


I’ve shared my obsession for stationery just recently, but even this time I couldn’t *not* take the chance to share some new favourites! I’ve discovered Muji pens a couple of months ago and I keep asking myself how could I have lived 20 and more years of my life without them. I’m a true fan of their 0.38 pens – they’re just perfection to me, extremely thin but that leave you with a very satisfying feeling when you write with their smooth gel ink! Also their notepad has become a staple in my working days: I’m one that lives by to-do lists and notepads that allow me to tick things off are my bread and butter!

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In May I've Loved...

In May I've Loved...

Storage Basket – H&M Home; Mini Vases – H&M Home


With the excuse that I’ve spring-cleaned my working space and invested in a new desk and rearranged my office, I have bought a couple of functional and truly useful things, like two of those H&M Storage Baskets that not only look beautifully against my lilac wall but are also the best solution to store things you don’t know where to place anymore, but also cute decorations like those mini vases that might not be that functional, but look so pretty with flowers in them, don’t they?!

In May I've Loved...

Lavender & Rose Shampoo – Garnier; Dry shampoo – COLAB; Tinted Lip Balm – Burt’s Bees


I *really* need to write a hair update as since I’ve had my hair cut, I’ve been introduced to a few new products that have quickly become staples in my hair routine. Firstly, let’s talk about that amazing Garnier shampoo, that, if you’re wondering, really smells like you’re in front of a lavender field in Provence. And it’s probably due to its scent that I’m day dreaming about spending my summer in the south of France! Not only that, it makes my hair look extremely shiny (in a good way) and feel super soft too. Also, another hair favourite has been the COLAB dry shampoo in the scent “Paris” – that is my favourite between all of them (and I know because I happen to have ordered most of them all at once, ops!). I love that it is completely clear as I have dark hair and always struggle with dry shampoos that leave white residues (why do they exist at all?); I find that it not only absorbs oil at the roots really well, but also give my hair that little volume that it might have lose on a second hair day.

Also on the beauty front, I’m in love with the Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in “Pink Blossom”, with its intense hydration and light touch of colour that gives to the lips a very healthy look. It also smells divinely of springtime (that happens to be my favourite time of the year!).

In May I've Loved...

Lindt Excellence Coconut IntenseLindt


This doesn’t need explanations. Really. Just imagine caramelised coconut flakes immersed in fine dark chocolate. I can’t even explain. It’s dreamy. Dreamiest combination ever. And if you’ve a sweet tooth as much as I do, you must try it, even if you’re not the biggest fan of dark chocolate – because it’s deliciously sweet!


And that’s a wrap for this month! Let me know what your favourites have been in May – I love to get to know new things! x

May in 1:1 Snaps

May 29th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

May in 1:1 Snaps

Hey May, where have you gone? I haven’t have enough time to even think about summer vacations that June is already here between us in a couple of days! I’ve been so immersed in projects and work and life issues that this year is seeming to pass by way too quickly to me. May has brought a little taste of summer weather which made me even more anxious about having zero plans for summertime yet, but I can’t deny it was lovely to feel the heat of the sun on my skin on a few occasions. All in all it could have been a better month, with my kitty being extremely ill all of a sudden and a few too many stressful days spent typing codes that didn’t work at my laptop, but seeing it now that it’s ending, things seem to be getting better!

Here are a couple of highlights from my month…

1 :: Games of Thrones. That time of the year we were all waiting for has finally come and I couldn’t have been more excited, if only time didn’t pass so quickly! I can’t believe season 5 is almost over already! Yet, I always find myself counting the days until a new episode – to me, GoT is that good! I’m also *very* excited that June is finally coming because of other TV series – OITNB anyone?!

2 :: Our afternoon smoothies. We’re getting into the habit to drink healthy and refreshing fruit smoothies in the afternoon, and it’s been a month or more that we haven’t missed a single day. It’s such an enjoyable and delicious healthy habit to get into! I’ve also shared a couple of favourite combinations here recently, if you’d like to take a peek!

3 :: Finally seeing an end to a long stressful work. This month I’ve worked mainly at re-building this blog on a new platform from scratch, and if it usually takes me a couple of weeks or a little less to put together a blog design, this one has took me an entire month of headaches! Yet, I’m so proud of how it turned out and happy I got the opportunity to learn something new that surely will come useful in more occasions in the upcoming future! Plus there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the final result of something you’re working so hardly on for such a long time!

4 :: Getting to see the world outside once in a while. With the excuse I wanted to see an end to my work as soon as possible, I’ve spent way too many hours in front of my laptop this month, so much that when I got the occasion to go outside, I realized how much I missed the beauty of the world and its landscapes, the flowering bushes and the blue sky!

5 :: Seeing what once were small seeds becoming little plants! It’s so exciting and probably the best thing about springtime! I’ve planted mint, basil and parsley this year, with the intent to use their leaves in my meals at some point, and even though it was a long process, now both of them have grown quite a lot!


Let me know what has made your May a good one in the comments! x

* For more 1:1 snaps visit my Instagram! *

A new beginning.

May 27th  •  Posted in Blogging

A new beginning.

It has been a year since the last time I decided to start afresh with this blog and I haven’t regretted the decision ever since! Deciding to start writing about what I truly love on here has been so lovely and opened my way towards some great opportunities. If you have landed on this page in the last couple of days you might have noticed that things have been changing (I apologize if you have seen error pages way too many times!).

I’ve written a post about why I liked to have a Blogger blog almost a year ago and I still believe Blogger is a great place to start, though at a certain point I started wanting more. I am a coding lover, as you might have noticed, and Blogger just didn’t make the cut for me and my blog anymore. I’ve come to the point to realize I want to take my blog serious, that I want this space to be more than a hobby to me, as well as my passion for web design to be more than a passion. I needed to have certainty in it, and Blogger wasn’t the right place to keep this thing going anymore. It all started one year ago, and maybe I wasn’t completely ready to make the big step, but now things have changed and it was quite about time to make the switch!

I’d never seen a WordPress admin panel before a month ago, but I wanted to take the challenge and start everything from scratch with the design, hence why I was able to keep my “signature” interface for this blog, by putting the theme together from zero to what it is now. It’s far from being perfect and I have a lot to learn, but I’ll take it as a new exciting adventure: I can’t wait to learn more! I’ve almost cried a few times, have had way too many headaches and couldn’t seen an end to it for too many times, but maybe it is why now I feel so satisfied and happy with the result.

I was finally able to put together an archive page like I wanted it to be (it has probably been the main challenge, being new to all the WordPress coding rules), to add a few new features to the design, make it easier for readers to browse through it and redesign what I didn’t love anymore about it.

It’s not only that, I have a few other news in store as well, but I’ll keep you hanging a bit more about them. If you want to be the first to know, don’t forget to sign up to Miel Café’s newsletter by filling up the form under this post or here! I hope you all like the new website and enjoy the new features of the blog design! x