Sunday, September 6, 2015

A little LC love

Although we don't get to share her public life anymore, I will always be a LC super fan.
This girl has been and still is my biggest inspiration. From her poise, to her smart answers to stupid magazines questions, to her savvy business empire she has created... she's the real deal. I'm also so glad she is back with her longest do - which is my favorite on her - and oh boy...everytime I see her, I want to have blond locks. 

I can't wait to see more of her runway fashion show, next week during NYFW!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

The kimono black dress

I just have a thing with maxi dresses. They're so easy to dress up or down, you don't need to overthink your outfit 100 times and it's just really comfortable for those days where you don't feel like wearing a tight jeans with a crop top t-shirt  (you're basically free under there). I also love how effortlessly stylish than can look. This kimono dress all of this condensed in one :  is the most comfortable, effortless, easy to wear dress I own. I can definitely see myself wearing this with a leather jacket and heels for a more dressed up look or even with birkenstock on my way to the supermarket. Dress like this are a staple in any wardrobe. 

Also, I have to introduce you to my new bag! It's my first designer bag! I don't know why I had never got any designer bag before, I always thought Zara ones were nice enough for me but...this was before. Now that I own one, I can tell the difference is huge. It's pricy, obviously...but very very worth it in my opinion. The quality is amazing, there is no botchy part, everything is looking flawless and there is that overall designer look to it.  A Zara bag is only going to last you a while and tarnish after a few month but a real leather, designer bag is forever. I also think that a bag makes the whole outfit, so why not invest in the bag of your dreams? I work really hard so I feel like treating myself with this is totally justified...right? Haha. 

I have been wanting this Alexander Wang bag for a long time. The design is just perfect, it's edgy and classic at the same time. I had to get it on second hand because it's not a recent collection and it's out of stock everywhere.  If you consider buying a secondhand bag, I would suggest that you make some research on the website before buying. I would buy from net a porter with my eyes closed always have to be prudent with secondhand websites. After doing my research I have found that the two main websites that you can buy from are Trendlee and Therealreal (Kendall Jenner is selling some of her clothes on that website).  After a few months of wait and stalking those websites, I spotted that it was up for sale so I quickly ordered it. I had to pay extra import taxes but overall I would say that I still got a really deal as the bag is looking brand new.

Next I'm thinking of getting the Phillip Lim Pashli black in large, but I want it with silver hardware (I'm over my gold obsessesion) and of course...the Chanel double flap bag, medium size in caviar leather and silver hardware is my ultimate bag goal.

Happy sunday, I hope you have lots of fun things planned..or just being is a lazy mess is just as good! Now I'm off to enjoy the extremely nice weather and eat grilled corn with salmon and gambas... before it starts raining tomorrow :)

Dress: H&M // Bag: Alexander Wang  // Sunnies: Quay "On the prowl"(here)


Sunday, August 23, 2015

What's snapping?

Sunday is already over... okay then.
I've had a really busy week at work so it was time for a weekend filled with great food, a little bit of shopping and lots of doing nothing. It was quite sunny out so we made sure to enjoy the most we could as rain is back tomorrow. A rainy monday in August? I couldn't think of anything worst haha.
I can't believe summer is soon to be over, I don't feel like we have had the most amazing summer weather wise : too much rain, too much cold weather. I'm ready for fall, not ready for winter - and never will - but I'm still hoping for an indian fall. If we get lucky we might get high temperatures throughout september! I definitely need that, so let's pray haha.

My birthday is also coming up in september, which is part of why I think it's the best month of the year. I will be turning 27 : say whaaaaaaat? I would love to book a city trip to celebrate that so I'm on a hunt for the perfect 3 days city trip in Europe. I'm thinking : Lisbon, Amsterdam... Berlin? Let me know if you have any suggestions :) 

You can follow me on snapchat & insta : @mypreciousnp


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Playlist ⎜Together

This is my new favorite whenever I'm driving and this song is on the radio I just put the volume to the max and sing along/make little dance moves. It's the best to wake you up during love drive haha


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Wishlist ⎟Craving staple

Fall wish list

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great week. Mine has flown by so quickly, I can't even get how sunday is about to be over soon. The weather has been rather poorly so I couldn't take any proper blog picture. Today I went to the movies to see The Little Prince and oh boy, It was so good! I cried, laughed and was absorbed by the story throughout the two hours! I read the book when I was younger and the movie definitely do it justice. Such a strong, beautiful story.

Now, I'm just here watching TV with a glass of wine while online shopping. Currently, I'm craving staple items. I feel like my wardrobe lacks some good staples for fall. My first staple items craving are dresses. I lack some serious dress game. I just have ordered this white victoriana dress - after seeing it on Laura - I just knew I HAD to have it too. It's a bit on the gaudi side but if you tone it down with a little leather jacket, it is really gorgeous. The other dress I really have my eyes on, is this gorgeous midi black & lace piece. How stunning?

Boots wise, I'm craving more and more black booties. I already got one pair from Zara last month, and now I feel like these would fit right in in my wardrobe. Black, classic and with a little edge- the silver buckle or the croc print.

Other items I really need to stock up on are stripped and white t-shirts - because that's all I seem to wear these days -  a black pair of jeans - this one is perfect because it has the girlfriend cut which gives it a more laid-back feeling -and I absolutely need a khaki hat for this fall. Then, in the makeup department I think I'm all set : I just need some more nude lip colors which is what I wear every single day. I have tried the red lips look, but I always come back to my nudes!

Last on the list, is my dream bag. This is the staple of all staples : Chanel double flap bag, caviar leather, medium size with silver hardware - haha I know exactly the one I want. I have started to save money to buy it before my 30th birthday (I have some time ahead). It's my new life goal basically, haha!

1. Hat: Zara (here) // 2. Stripped t-shirt: Zara (here) // 3. Bag: Chanel (here) //4. Croc booties: Nelly (here)
5. Victoriana Dress: Topshop (here) // 6. Girlfriend jeans: Topshop (here) // 7. Black dress: Topshop (here)
8. Buckle boots: Zara (here) // 9. Lipstick: Nars - Shade Barbara (here

Monday, August 10, 2015

Instalife #35

Monday is finally over. Thank GOD, I thought I would never get through this day. I was honestly overwhelmed with so many things to do work wise and on a more personal level too, It can get pretty stressful. I'm trying to rest my brain by watching old Real Housewives of New Jersey and scrolling through Instagram. I love how everyone seem to be in The Maldives or in the South of France right now, it makes me feel like I'm there too just by watching it haha.

I have got myself a new pair of booties for fall already. The weather was dreadful last week, I just couldn't help myself. They are cut out, black, pointy boots. I love them! I can already see myself wearing it with a little black dress and a leather jacket. All black, all day, everydayyyyy!

I also have been living off iced vanilla latte lately, I'm trying to cut off sugar - by that I mean, heavy loaded sweets like M&Ms - so I feel like this drink is a good compromise. You can even make it skinny! 

I think I have now become a mini chef. I just find something so - soul soothing - in cooking. But also, it's mostly because I love to eat, it just makes me happy to cook my best so I will eat my best later on haha. 

You can follow me on Instagram @mypreciousnp


Sunday, August 9, 2015

New in ⎢ Birchbox

Back in June, I received a nice little Birchbox parcel with all of the new products available on their website. You know me, I love a good ol' goodie bag. Never makes me happier to try out new products haha! I'm not subscribed to Birchbox - or to any other boxes for that matter - just because I don't find that convenient for me. I think it's a nice thing to do for a birthday present - a 3 month subscription!  But for me, I'd rather buy the whole sized product right away after doing all my little online research previously of course. That's what I actually like about Birchbox, it's that you get to order full size products on their website and they have so many products to chose from - some brands quite hard to find or totally unknown in the european market. 

My favorites products from this little goodie bag was this gorgeous LOLA Barcelona nail polish in Rambla (here). Perfect coral summer shade and super easy to apply. I had never heard of this brand before, so I was glad to actually try it. I also am so in love with my SKINDINAVIA finishing setting spray (here) : I have been wanting to try this for ages and I didn't know where to buy it. It's as amazing as I thought it would be : it really helps my make up to last all day. You must try it! 

I also have really enjoyed the LIERAC Luminescence Serum (here), I use this in the morning before applying my makeup to give that extra base glow. This stuff is amazing, it has a pearly shade that gives that extra glow. I won't be using that as a night routine as I'm not sure it's as hydrating as an other serum would be. 

The BE FINE lip scrub (here)is the weirdest scrub I have ever used. It's so thick and creamy: when you apply you look like a creepy clown but the result is quite good. It leaves your lips smooth and moisturized. If you like a rough lip scrub...this one is not for you, it's extra gentle! 

The last product I have used is the BIONIKE Defence Tolerance (here).  The texture of this face cleanser is so unique, it's like a gel water. I have been enjoying this as a makeup remover but it's not enough on its own, I always have to clean wash my face after to make sure it's 100% clean. 

I haven't tried the HIP Shampoo (here) and the KONJAC sponge (here) yet... has anyone tried it before? 
I'm afraid it will be too harsh for my skin!


My favorite fuel breakfast

Oh hey there sunday! So good to see you again. I've had to best lazy weekend so far - those are definitely my faves! I can eat whatever I want, when I want it and where I want it. It's no big deal if I don't feel like eating until 1 PM as I just am busy cleaning, organizing or watching tv shows...but on weekdays It's a whole other story. I usually hate eating early breakfast, I'm more of a brunch kinda girl, but I have learned to change this bad habit of not eating in the morning then eating biscuits around 11AM at work because I'm feeling so down already. 

Now, I force myself to eat a good salty breakfast around 7AM everyday on work days. I have learned that fueling your body with a good breakfast is the most important thing. First thing first, I drink a lot of water right when I wake up then I go in the shower and then I'll go prepare my fuel breakfast. If I don't take a shower or eat breakfast, I just don't feel woken up EVER. I just don't get that "let's do this ish" energy. My favorite fuel breakfast has been smashed avocado on toasted bagels with loads of lemon juice, salt & pepper and sometimes I add smoked salmon or poached eggs!

It is so delicious, it fills you up until lunch time and really give you that work energy you need. I don't even understand how I was doing all these years going to uni not eating in the morning - ever! 

You can also eat some cheese if you feel like it - my favorite is cheddar! - but I always try to avoid peanut butter or nutella in the morning as it's just filled with so much sugars, I get very tired after two hours because the sugar rush is over.

Today I hate ate a bunch of M&Ms with my coffee for breakfast : just because #yolo it's sunday!

Let me know what is your favorite fuel breakfast? I would love to know!


Saturday, August 8, 2015

A few favorites

After a rough work week, I'm really glad to be in bed with a cup of coffee, reading my favorite blogs and catching on the latest YT videos. Ahhhh....more of that would be great. I need to destress and re-focus on what's important : online shopping for fall and the new episode of Real Housewives of New York City. Haha!

I wanted to share with you a few of my favorites products I have been using non stop for the last month : it has been a little boring somehow because my skin is still quite tanned so I don't like applying too much. I have not been using any blush or concealer! 

Obviously, I had to incorporate a large bronzer is this picture : it is my must-have all year long. I love this one from Pupa but I also have been loving the large one from Essence - it's so incredible for the price! As a foundation I have been mixing my L'Oréal Infallible 24h with the Bourjois Nude Sensation just because I want a long lasting, covering and more matte finish than what I usually wear. My skin has been more oily than even - and I usually have the dry-est skin on earth so I need to adapt my foundation routine. 

On the lips of course : Honeylove and Yash by Mac. Two new favorites that I wear on a daily basis. 
If you love liquid highlighter, you must get the Rimmel Good to Glow in shade 003 (the other shades are just too sparkly in my opinion). It is so beautiful and gives that next level glow! 

On my eyes, I have been using bronzer as an eyeshadow  with my Real techniques brush - how boring have I become really -with the KIKO gel liner, Pupa VAMP mascara and my favorite Eylure 143 lashes pretty much every day!

If you love baby barbie pink on your nails, you need to get OPI - Mod About You. It's the most beautiful pink shade EVER.  And finally, my summer scent : Viktor & Rolf. It's just the most amazing perfume I ever tried on. I want to try Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche for next summer though! 

Ok, plans for the day: sleep, take blog pictures then catch up on all my favorite tv show in bed. Not leaving bed pretty much! 


Thursday, August 6, 2015

White see-through

I had such a fun little afternoon lunch break with my mom today. Eating outside, picking up some baby shower for my sister - oh yes...breaking news :  I'm going to be an auntie. I'm bursting with joy and excitement! I'm going to be that cool crazy bad ass aunt that buys you everything you want and tells you everything you need to know about life haha. I'm planning a little baby shower for my sister which is very exciting! After all the fun I asked my mom to snap some pictures of my outfit and I have to say I quite impressed with her skills : way to go Mom!

Onto the outfit now : You know how much I love a good midi skirt. It's the perfect attire for a summer day. I got this one after seeing it on a girl in London back in June. I was that desperate girl asking "excuse me but where is your skirt from? It's so perfect" haha. The thick material, the see lace through detail, the color...everything is right up my alley. 

I paired it with a long sleeved grey crop top just because I honestly couldn't anything in my wardrobe that would look good with the skirt, haha! Now I am more than ready for friday to arrive so I can binge watch Games of Thrones - although I'm not sure I fully understand what is going on, I have just started watching it, haha.

Skirt: Topshop (here) // Top: New look // Bag: Zara // Sunnies: Quay - On the prowl