Girl not on a budget

21:21 | April 4, 2014

Skärmavbild 2014-04-04 kl. 17.29.32NOTHING MORE FABULOUS than these Sergio Rossi Sandals. Okay, I’m exaggerating but they are amazing. These are the kind of shoes I will stalk every day until they go on sale (they probably will never but a girl can dream). They are jaw-droppingly gorgeous but they are 3000 dollars! COME ON, 50% off please.

If you are a girl who’s not on a budget – I hate you, and you can get them here (link)


Thumbs up for Rodial

14:30 | April 4, 2014

IMG_9989I HAVE BEEN testing these products from Rodials glamoxy (I know, tacky name) series for about a month now. I am very blessed with my skin not to have any wrinkles yet, or dark circles under my eyes . How ever – my skin is far from perfect! One of the problems I have (since I’m a big fan of the tan) is that I have sun spots. Secondly my skin tone is very uneven. My cheeks are constantly for example. And I have tried MANY products to try to resort this. But I have never felt that any of it helped, not even a little.

BUT these products actually has helped – a lot! The exfoliating pads is an “at home peeling” with fruit acids. You apply the pads on to a clean face twice a day. And not only do they give you that “just got home from the spa” glow (for real – you look amazing) but they have actually helped with getting my complexion more even. I would recommend this product to anyone who is like me with sun spots or uneven complexion. Or if you have dry skin and are in need of some extra glow and a “hydrated look”. Get the product here (link)
The 5 minute facial mask (link here) is as relaxing to the muscles in my face as a Mojito is to my stress level. It’s like a mini session of Botox on your face and numbs your muscles so you don’t make wrinkle enhancing faces. But this is not why I love this product (I’m unsure about how long that effect actually lasts even if I feel it on my face after I have taken the mask off.) I love it because when your scrubbing the mask off (which I by the way love doing) you get a beautiful and fare complexion ready for make up. You’re suppose to use this mask once a week. So pick a day you want to look extra fabulous and do it in the morning so you can enjoy looking great the rest of the day!

Thank you to SkinCity for letting me review these amazing products.  


Good goods

13:39 | April 3, 2014

DSC_92161Photo: Oscar Jettman 

Pants: H&M
Boots: GIVENCHY (here)
Bag: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM (here)
Sunglasses: STELLA MCCARTNEY (here)

SO FAR SO good this week! But then again – what day isn’t a good day when your wearing Givenchy boots? A day when you have to walk a lot isn’t a good day. Haha, other than that your good!

I love black and white clothing combos! You have to be careful when your doing black and white with black pants though. If you wear black jeans with a white shirt you will end up looking like a waiter. Instead go for white jeans, black belt, black top. Easy and always works! Here is another look of me in black and white combo – Link.


Girl on a budget

15:01 | April 2, 2014

photo-2SHOES, BAGS, SUNGLASSES: The 3 things that can make or brake your outfit. To me you are only as hot as your shoes and it’s worth spending some extra $$$ on it. And if you think it doesn’t show that your sunglasses was only 10$ – you’re wrong.  You can still look cool and trendy with fast fashion accessories if your sense of style is on point.  Kudos to you! But can you look absolutely fabulous? No.

I buy fast fashion clothes all the time. Like Zara (the favorite of course), Monki, H&M, Sfera, Bherska, River Island etc. It isn’t that hard to find good fabic with a good design that isn’t designer. And looking for it actually is a hobby of mine (in stores, I can’t deal with it online.) But with shoes, bags and sunglasses there are more things to be mindful of and the quality of these cost more money for the designer to keep at a high level.

So it is extremely rare that I would ever buy a pair of sunglasses or a bag from either of these stores. And shoes are a no go aswell. Of course there are rare occasions when I find something nice and I feel like I just won the jackpot. But normally there is always something wrong with the shoe if it’s from a fast fashion store. How ever, some designers want to save on some money when making their shoes so they make these mistakes as well. So I wanted to point out to you what I’m always mindful of when shoe shopping:

Always look at the quality, design and execution of the following things:
The material, the zips or buckles, the heel and the sole.
If these aren’t at a high level the shoe might look good from a distance, but when your standing next to someone – it shows.

CECC-784010-BLK_03_1 copyLeft: Cecconello (here) Right: Brian Atwood (here)

Typical example of a good shoe vs. a bad shoe and here is why: First of all, can you believe these two shoes have the same heel hight? The heel on the shoes to the left are so awkward and will make your legs look thicker and your outfit look cheaper (I’m dead serious.) Secondly the shoe isn’t even that cheap (it’s 109€) but still it is in synthetic suede. That never works even if the design is cool. Secondly the zips are cheap looking and the seams are uneven (compared to the Brian Atwood’s on the right which are perfectly even.) And the sole is the thing I hate about them the most. It’s in an awful color of rubber with a shiny plastic finish and you can see how uneven the edges are.

But of course everyone can’t afford $500 and up worth of shoes. So here’s my tips:
1. Wait for the sale.
2. Look for second hand on Ebay (don’t buy fake though!)
3. Consider quality over quantity. Or living on nudels for the month.

Sometimes you can find jackpot shoes among designer shoes like Michael Kors, Steven Madden, Nine West, Kurt Geiger etc. And they don’t have to cost you that much more than a pair of Zara heels. These are very stylish and cleaverly designed Nine West shoes for 91€.

Link here.