what a happy and very sunny Sunday it is. since it has been this warm and lovely it doesn't really feel like April at all, just the blooming trees remind me that it actually is my favourite time of the year. I wish trees would bloom all year around. because I love spring so much, the last week I have tried my best to find the prettiest trees and take pictures with them. I'm quite lucky to have many of them close to me and every photo we shot has been just extra special and beautiful because of the beautiful surroundings. mission cherry trees is still going but I will make time to find some and use them in my photography next week. so I hope you are not bored of very flower heavy photography.

what I did
the past week has just been calm and beautiful. I was off work, so was my boyfriend and we had the whole week to us. we went out multiple times to shoot for the blog and just enjoyed the sun because the whole week has been beautiful. I also started to prepare my birthday party which took place on Saturday. I went decor shopping and made sure everything would look perfect for the party and it truly was a beautiful one. I had all my friends round, we had food and cakes and chatted for hours and I loved every second of it. I also enjoyed spending time with my family and my boyfriend and I decided to take my parents dog with us for a sleepover.

what I didn't do
I only managed to go to the gym once and I really miss going. I just love working out so I need to make more time next week, especially since I have been seeing serious changes in my body and it motivates me so much.

what I ate
birthday cake. I made a delicious chocolate and strawberry one with the help of Jamie Oliver and his videos and it was so yummy. birthday cake just is the best.

what I want to do next week
next week will be work heavy. I only have one day off and I might even spend that at my mum's office but it will be all good. a work-heavy week means I feel like I truly deserve my week in London as I'm flying out on may 1st. 

one word to describe the past week
bloom

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nudes, nudes, nudes. theres nothing like a good nude lip on a day to day basis and as much as I love a red or orange lip, on a daily I go for a nude lip. it works with everything and if it fades a bit and you are just like me, too lazy to touch up, its the perfect way to finish off your makeup. lately, I have been adding a few more nudes into my collection and after years of trying and testing, I can say that I managed to find the perfect nudes for me and my complexion.

when it comes to finding the perfect nude for your complexion you might have to do some testing and really work out what looks good on you. I go for a mid-tone slightly warmer nude. I like pink and brown undertones. nothing too dark or dark brown and nothing too cold or flesh coloured as either of those will wash me out and just, in general, will make me look just a bit weird. so take your time and test what works for you.

when it comes to nude lipsticks I have two favourites and they have been for quite a while. first is the very popular Charlotte Tilbury matte revolution lipstick in pillow talk. it's such a creamy, yet matte formula and its the perfect mid-tone brown nude. I love it and it is an "my lip but better" shade. the other one is a bit pinker toned lipstick. its a mac matte lipstick in pink plaid.
I'm a total liquid lipstick girl and there are few nudes I have tried and tested and which end up on my lips maybe a bit too often. I love Kat von D everlasting liquid lipsticks. they are so light on the lips and not drying at all and they last for ages on me. one is a terracotta nude which I got a while ago and still love it. its lolita II and its perfect for a warm makeup and for the summer. the other one is quite new to my collection and its more on the brown side and I prefer wearing it when I have very simple makeup. it's bow n arrow.
a new liquid lipstick formula I added to my collection and routine are the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks. first of all, I love the packaging. it looks so chic and beautiful and the actual product is amazing too. it lasts very well and feels lovely on the lips. the shades I use are very similar. first, we have crush. a soft beige and its the most perfect shade for me. pure hollywood is just a bit more mauve and perfect for days when I feel just very girly.

here we have my favourite nude lipsticks. have you tried any of them? what are your faves?

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oh what a Sunday, what a Sunday mood. not only is it the 100th time I sat down to write this post which just is a bit crazy to me, its also my birthday and I'm so happy. I'm 24 today...how did that happen? I have to say 24 sounds pretty good to me and I hope this new year will only hold the best for me. so today is the day to celebrate. I have the typical blogger foil balloons and my boyfriend surprised me with the biggest bunch of roses. 24 huge roses and it's just so sweet and I couldn't be happier. my family will be coming over to have cake and coffee with me and it will be the best day. it's also warm and sunny which rarely happens. so I might eve wear a summer dress and make the most of it. 

what I did
I had a very, very lovely and relaxing week. it has been so warm and sunny so most of the days have been spent on my balcony. I started planting new flowers and just enjoy spring being here. I love just taking it easy on my days when I don't have to work and just spending it with my boyfriend, family and cats. theres nothing better. I have to say I feel quite uninspired with youtube lately but I hope I can solve that soon and just find myself on that platform. I also went back to my healthy eating and went to the gym and had such good workouts. it just felt so soooo good.

what I didn't do
as I said, I have been feeling so uninspired with youtube and have no idea what I want to do with it right now. I would love to vlog more but I have no idea if that would be something you guys would like to see. please let me know.

what I ate
well, technically I haven't eaten it yet but I know it will be my fave and its birthday cake. it's waiting in the fridge to be eaten later.

what I want to do next week
I will have my birthday celebrations with my friends on Saturday and I have loads to prepare for that. I want to do some decor shopping before and just have the best day with my friends. I'm off work the whole week so I'll have loads of time to prepare it and just relax.

one word to describe the past week
spring

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trends come and go and sometimes I find it quite hard to keep up with them. is off shoulder still a thing? (hopefully, because I love it), are so real style sunglasses still cool? (luckily, I only bought the cheap Primark rip-offs) and what does one do when they literally look the girl from vine with the super small sunglasses that are so trendy right now? (me!) but sometimes trends come around and theres something inside you telling you that this is just what you have been waiting for and wanting for your whole life and that's why I find fashion to be so much fun. when kate la vie unboxed the cult Gaia arch bag in a video last year I was shocked. yes, I love basket bags but I had never seen a bag like this. the shape was so unique and the bamboo wiring just beautiful. maybe it's not the most practical one but its a beautiful one. cult Gaia might not be the most expensive brand but it's still out of my price range for a bamboo bag and then early this year asos came in and did a very similar bamboo bag for a fraction of the price and I knew I had to have it. it was my favourite bamboo bag.

I love how special and different it looks and how much you can actually get in there and it truly is an eyecatcher which lifts and upgrades every outfit you pair it with. it adds summer to everything I wear in such a chic way and actually, I get compliments on the bag all the time. one from a lady at the check out at a French grocery store and one from one of my boyfriends best friends who really is not into fashion at all. so if you want to update your wardrobe for spring and summer or if you are currently planning and buying outfits for your next holiday, I would highly recommend adding this bag to them. it's a dream.

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Outfit
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Primark
Cardigan: H&M
Bag: ASOS
Sunglasses: Primark

Location: Antibes, South of France









it's my birthday week and I couldn't be more excited if I tried. I always loved my birthday and liked celebrating it but usually its very close to easter or on Easter weekend which made it really hard to celebrate with friends, especially when I was in school. this year it's not only after easter but also it has never been this warm and sunny on birthday ever. I'm not counting in the one time I celebrated my birthday in Disneyland California and Tucson, Arizona when I was an exchange student in the US because that was too special on its own but having 23 degrees and bright blue skies on April the 15th is a first. I'm currently thinking about making a strawberry cake and setting up the table on the balcony because it's just too nice to be inside. I don't really go all out when it comes to my birthday week but I do like preparing myself, treating myself and making sure everything is perfect for the day so in today's post and in honour of my birthday week I wanted to share my pre-birthday pamper products with you.

I'm a big pamper person as and I love having a set pamper night before an event such as my birthday. a bath is a must for me, just to relax and take some time to myself. maybe with a bit of modern family on the side. I saved one of my favourite seasonal lush products just to use before my birthday and its the unicorn horn bubble bar. it created the most perfect pink toned bubbles. for extra bubbles and as a shower gel I have been loving the barnängen midsommar shower oil. it's a Swedish brand and they do very simple but beautiful products. the shower oil itself smells beautiful. it's a warm natural and warm scent which really reminds me of Swedish summers as I was lucky enough to experience a few of them in my life and it nourishes my dry skin extra well. masks are a must for any pamper and currently, I'm not too sure whether I will use a Sephora lychee sheet mask or the fresh rose face mask. both of them are beautiful and truly hydrate my skin. before actually doing one of the masks, I like taking extra good care of my skin with a double cleanse. the nuxe face cleansing makeup removing gel really just melts away all the makeup I have on my skin and I like to go in with the fresh soy cleanser after just to make sure its extra clean. the fresh cleanser smells heavenly and my skin absolutely loves it. to tone, I have been using the fresh rose deep hydrating facial toner and it really made me fall in love with toning because it smells so good and my skin feels so soft after. the bottle is beautiful but one slight downside for me is that it seems to be quite hard to actually get the toner out as the rose petals in it tend to block the actual opening of the bottle. other than that it is a great product. finishing off with the lush bubblegum lip scrub and I'm ready for my birthday.

have you tried any of the products mentioned before? do you like doing a pre-birthday pamper?

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