Quick hello from Digital Divas!

27 mai 2015

Quick hello from Digital Divas 2015! Si anul acesta pastram traditia si participam la Digital Divas. O sa postam un articol post eveniment, insa am vrut sa va oferim cateva instantanee "la cald" :) Chiar acum in timp ce scriem, il ascultam pe Adam Katz, invitatul special al evenimentului.
La eveniment am avut posibilitatea sa incercam si Samsung Galaxy S6, care arata super bine si de care ne-am cam indragostit :)
Abia asteptam si Gala. V-am pupat!



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We believe in pink!

25 mai 2015


Postarea de astazi reprezinta ultima tema pentru Scoala de Beauty Blogging by L'oreal Paris. Pe de o parte suntem triste ca se incheie pentru ca a fost o experienta din care am invatat multe si care ne-a provocat sa incercam lucruri noi si sa depasim anumite limite, insa pana la urma "all godd things come to an end".

Astazi ne-am gandit sa intram in atmosfera de vara putin mai devreme si sa va prezentam doua machiaje colorate, inspirate de mascara Miss Manga. V-am descris detaliat ce poate face aceasta mascara minunata in review-ul de aici si sa stiti ca de atunci nimic nu s-a schimbat, o iubim la fel de mult.
Miss Manga ne inspira feminitate, eleganta, delicatete, dar in acelasi timp si un spirit jucaus. Si cum rozul, una din culorile Miss Manga e si culoarea noastra preferata, am decis sa o folosim pentru aceasta sedinta foto si sa "rozificam" totul. Rozul nu e o culoare, e o atitudine, asa ca am incercat sa ne comportam ca atare :)

Speram sa va placa fotografiile noastre si sa va duca cu gandul la vara, sa va incarce de optimism si sa va faca sa vedeti viata in roz  :)

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A selfie a day, keep insecurities away :)




Ce ar fi fost aceste machiaje fara superbele rujuri L'oreal Color Riche?

Am trisat putin si mi-am mai facut cateva fotografii si cu floarea soarelui, care pentru mine reprezinta unul din simbolurile verii.
 
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We've got dreams in hidden places!

19 mai 2015


There’s nothing more challenging than being able to tell a story without words, just through images, that's why we love creating concepts for our photo shoots. Today's post is all about getting out of your comfort zone. Lately we decided to step out of our comfort zone and do different things, things that until now we didn't dare to try. We made changes both in personal life, but also on the blog. We want to evolve, to become better at what we do, so we will try new things because we realized that "comfort zone is an assassin disguised as a friend". Many of us have dreams and ambitious plans, but with no concrete action to achieve them these will remain dreams; we always wonder why we don't manage to have the life we want, while others do. You never know what will be the result, unless you try. And we decided to say yes to the challenges, no matter how small or big they are and in what form appear in our lives.
For this post we chose a unique setting, Bucharest Botanical Garden, where we wanted for so long to take pictures, but we always postponed the photo shoot for one reason or another. We decided to go there suddenly on a Friday without seeking excuses to delay. We worked with a lovely photographer Raluca Antuca, who is an extremely talented girl (journalist, model and photographer) and it was extremely easy to work with her because we felt really good and everything was natural.
For this photo shoot we chose some elegant outfits and we tried to do something different with our makeup. Probably  the stars of this post are the MNO.logie clutches that we simply adore because they are handmade and are personalized with our names, what makes us cherish them more. MNO.logie is a custom-made accessory label based in Bali and every piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.
Famous bloggers like Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper, Andy Torees from Style Scrapbook and Tuula Vintage’s Jessica Stern have been sporting personalized Perspex clutches. The designer Nike Adinata was inspired by shapes of nature and wanted to create something that had a clean and natural aesthetic.  


In ultima vreme am decis sa iesim din zona de confort si sa facem lucruri diferite, lucruri pe care pana acum nu am avut curajul sa le incercam. Am facut schimbari atat in viata personala, dar si pe blog. Ne dorim sa evoluam, sa devenim mai bune in ceea ce facem, asa ca o sa incercam lucruri noi pentru ca am realizat ca "zona de confort este un asasin deghizat intr-un prieten". Multi dintre noi avem visuri si planuri ambitioase, insa nu intreprindem actiuni concrete pentru a le realiza si ne miram apoi de ce altii reusesc si noi nu. Nu poti sti niciodata care vor fi rezultatele daca nu incerci. Si noi am decis sa spunem da provocarilor, indiferent cat de mici sau mari sunt si indiferent sub ce forma apar in viata noastra.

Pentru aceasta postare am ales un cadru inedit, Gradina Botanica din Bucuresti, unde ne doream de foarte multa vreme sa facem poze, dar tot amanam dintr-un motiv sau altul. Ne-am decis brusc intr-o vineri ca in weekend mergem sa facem fotografii acolo si am actionat in consecinta, fara a mai cauta pretexte pentru a amana. Am realizat sedinta foto impreuna cu un fotograf minunat si la propriu si la figurat, Raluca Antuca. E o fata extrem de talentata (jurnalist, model si fotograf) si ne-a fost extrem de simplu sa lucram cu ea pentru ca ne-am simtit foarte bine si totul a decurs natural. Daca aveti proiecte foto de realizat, va sfatuim sa apelati la Raluca pentru ca are foarte multa rabdare si se comporta profesionist indiferent de situatie. Probabil nu ati banui uitandu-va la fotografii, dar in duminica aceea serele de la Gradina Botanica au fost extrem de aglomerate si dupa fiecare fotografie trebuia sa ne oprim si sa asteptam sa treaca vizitatorii, apoi iar sa ne reluam pozitia, iar sa eliberam aleea si tot asa. A fost un efort destul de mare, insa a meritat pentru ca in final, totul a iesit cum ne doream. Cand am plecat, la intrare era o coada de vreo 100 de persoane, deci probabil cam atatia s-au perindat si pe parcursul celor aproximativ doua ore cat am facut noi fotografiile.

Pentru aceasta sedinta foto am ales niste tinute elegante, dar contrastante. Si cu machiajul am incercat sa facem ceva mai diferit decat de obicei si speram ca am reusit. Cristina a ales o rochie Bershka de la Kurtmann, eleganta, dar lejera si confortabila, iar Dorina o rochita simpla de dantela, pe care a scos-o in evidenta cu ajutorul accesoriilor aurii.
Probabil vedetele postarii sunt clutch-urile MNO.logie pe care pur si simplu le adoram, pentru ca arata foarte, foarte bine si dau un aer special oricarei tinute. Clutch-urile sunt handmade si sunt personalizate cu numele noastre, ceea ce ne face sa le pretuim si mai mult. Creatoarea lor, Nike Adinata, a inceput sa le realizeze in 2011 si in scurt timp, datorita pasiunii ei si muncii depuse, a devenit faimoasa in intreaga lume, aparand in o multime de reviste. Gasiti povestea ei aici. Printre personalitatile care poarta clutch-uri MNO.logie se numara Irina Shayk, Nicole Warne de la Gary Pepper, Andy Torres de la Style Scrapbook, Jessica Stern de la Tuula Vintage, Chriselle Lim si multe alte bloggerite renumite.
Speram sa va placa fotografiile, asteptam comentariile voastre :*

Nu uitati sa ne votati la Scoala de Beauty Bloggging by L'oreal Paris!















Cristina: Dress/Rochie: Bershka via Kurtmann; Shoes/Pantofi: Condur by Alexandru; clutch: MNO.logie
Dorina:  Dress/Rochie: Little Mistress; Sandals: Lovely Wholesale; clutch: MNO.logie
Photo credit: Raluca Antuca
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Today we are in love with this amazing raspberry dress, perfect for a summer event:

http://www.topwedding.ro/dark-magenta-strapless-pleated-chiffon-bridesmaid-dress-with-chic-shallow-v-neck-lflw14005a-ro.html

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L'oreal Paris Nutri-Gold Ulei Extraordinar {Video+ Giveaway}

18 mai 2015



Nu ne vine sa credem cat de repede a zburat timpul si am ajuns deja la penultima tema de la Scoala de Beauty Blogging by L'oreal Paris. Pentru cea de-a treia tema am avut de realizat un video despre Uleiul Extraordinar Nutri-Gold de la L'oreal Paris, care a intrat de cateva saptamani bune in rutina noastra de ingrijire. V-am mai vorbit si aici putin despre el si v-am spus ca am rams impresionate de el inca de la lansare.


In video puteti afla cum il utilizam noi si ce efecte are. Ne-ar fi de mare ajutor daca ati putea sa ne lasati pe Youtube parerea voastra despre produs in caz ca l-ati incercat sau de ce ati dori sa il incercati in caz ca nu ati facut-o.
Va recompensam fidelitatea cu un ulei Nutrigold pe care il puteti castiga inscriindu-va la giveaway-ul de pe pagina de Facebook AnotherSide of Me.
Speram sa va placa videoclipul, desi lumina nu e cea mai fericita si ne scoate in evidenta toate defectele (si unele pe care nici nu le avem :P) , insa nu am mai putut sa filmam in locul unde filmam de obicei si am fost si foarte presate de timp. O sa va povestim in curand despre ce e vorba, insa pana atunci va lasam cu videoclipul si contam pe ajutorul vostru, mai exact pe voturile voastre :)



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A WOW creme-Nivea Care {review}

16 mai 2015


As beauty bloggers we always test new products and it's hard to remain loyal to a particular brand, but there are some exceptions. Nivea is one of the brands that we grew up with and we remained faithful to it over the years. We remember the little Nivea metal tin and the amazing smell and then all the lip balms, shower gels, cleansing gels, makeup removers etc. Always we have at least one Nivea product in the house, they are our favorites because they are very affordable and have a very good quality.
Recently, Nivea came up with a new innovation: the WOW Effect Nivea Care, a moisturizer for face and body with non-greasy texture. We were impressed from the beginning of this 2 in 1 product. Usually, we use it when we get out of the shower and we apply it both on our face and body. The light formula instantly melt into the skin, providing intense nourishment while being instantly absorbed, without any greasy feeling. Nivea Care is perfect for the face, body and hands.
And speaking above the childhood memories related to Nivea brand, when we took pictures with the creme, it started to pour and the little raindrops remind us of the Nivea advertisement- "a creme like a warm summer rain", whicn it seems like the perfect idea for our little photoshoot because it suggests a creme that instantly absorbs into the skin.


Ca bloggeri de beauty testam mereu produse noi si e greu sa ramanem fidele unui anumit brand, insa sunt si cateva exceptii. Nivea e unul dintre brandurile cu care am crescut si careia i-am ramas fidele de-a lungul anilor. Ne amintim si acum crema Nivea in cutiutele mici metalice si mirosul ei inconfundabil si mai apoi, balsamurile de buze, gelurile de dus, gelurile de curatare a fetei, demachiantele etc. Intotdeauna avem cel putin un produs Nivea in casa, sunt printre preferatele noastre pentru ca sunt foarte accesibile ca pret si au o calitate foarte buna.

Recent, Nivea a venit cu o noua inovatie: crema Nivea Care cu efect WOW, o crema hidratanta pentru fata si corp cu textura non-grasa. Desi in reclame ni se promit multe, nu avem mereu incredere in marketing, asa ca trebuia sa testam pe propria piele daca e adevarat sau nu.

Am ramas impresionate inca de la inceput de acest produs 2 in 1. In general folosim crema cand iesim din dus si o aplicam rapid si pe corp, dar si pe fata. Se absoarbe instant in piele si intr-adevar nu lasa deloc o senzatie grasa.
Stim cu toate cat de agitat e ritmul cotidian, asa ca un astfel de produs e perfect pentru a ne mentine pielea hidratata cu un minimum de efort. Datorita formulei cu cristale hidratante dispersate intr-o textură gel crema, NIVEA Care este perfecta atat pentru fata, corp, cat si pentru maini. Desi pare foarte densa, atunci cand intra in contact cu pielea, crema este imediat absorbita, oferind o hidratare intensa, de durata, fara a lasa o senzatie grasa. 
Si daca tot vorbeam mai sus de amintirile din copilarie legate de brandul Nivea, cand faceam fotografiile cu crema a inceput sa picure si ne-am adus aminte de reclama Nivea cu "atingerea unei ploi calde de vara". Intentionat nu am sters capacul cutiutei si l-am lasat cu stropi, pentru ca ni se pare ca sugereaza perfect ideea de crema "usoara", care se absoarbe instant in piele.
Noi avem versiunea de 100 ml, care costa in jur de 14 lei, insa crema e disponibila si in varianta de 200 de ml si costa 19 lei.




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The Diversity of Weddings in London

15 mai 2015


Planning to visit London for a wedding? There is an abundance of wedding venues in Heathrow and Middlesex that become widely popular during spring and summer, which is the most loved wedding season in London. When the long and cold winter finally draws to close, wedding venues in Middlesex and Heathrow start bustling with activity. According to All in London, on an average, the expenditure on weddings is 15% more in London than in other parts of the country, predominantly due to the elaborate and over the top receptions. Such extravagant celebrations also account for the grand and pricey venues and hotels.


Popular Western Wedding Customs 

Tourists who are planning a London wedding or are going to attend one can conveniently stay at a hotel near Heathrow Terminal 5, such as Master Robert Hotel, which offer large and spacious wedding venues. However, it is also essential to familiarize yourself with a few English customs related to weddings. There are specific conventions that may largely differ, depending on whether it is a Catholic or a Protestant ceremony. The white dress of the bride may symbolize virginity in other parts of the world, but in the UK, it signifies purity. The wedding reception, also called the “Wedding Breakfast,” during which the elaborately dressed cake is served, has turned into a custom at most weddings. Other Western traditions include toasting the couple, cutting the cake together and the first dance of the newlyweds. 

What Does the Bride do? 

Various traditions are associated with the bride during her wedding. In the UK, a bride may throw her bouquet to an assembled group of unmarried women who are in attendance. Folklore says that the woman who is the first to catch the bouquet will be next in line to be wed. In recent times, this tradition has even been adapted for males, although it is not as rigorously followed. Another Victorian tradition for brides is to carry something new, something old, something blue and something borrowed to the wedding. Most brides will look for something that can fulfil all four purposes, such as a blue souvenir from her mother or grandmother. Some brides even wear a coin under their feet to bring prosperity to the newlyweds. 

Diversity of Ceremonies 

Marriage ceremonies in London are one-of-a-kind and high on diversity. Couples can even hold their reception or ceremony at a football ground in the presence of the players and spectators. If football ceremonies are not your thing, you could consider a cricketing ceremony instead! Exchange vows overlooking the wicket at The Oval and pray that England beat Australia in the next Ashes. For those of you who prefer a touch of romance and elegance as opposed to a sports wedding, you have the option of going botanic in London. There is an excess of parks and lawns all over the city, although none more spectacular than the Royal Botanical Gardens. With hundreds of acres of beautiful gardens surrounded by stunning buildings, you can contact an experienced florist to bring out the hidden beauty in this area for your special day. There is also the option for couples to get married at St Paul's Cathedral, just like Prince Charles and Lady Diana, provided you or a family member is part of the Order of the British Empire. The easiest would be a wedding venue in Middlesex that offers everything you need for a memorable ceremony at the most affordable price.
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Nootropics Review



The discovery of nootropic substances has led to advances in the ability to enhance memory, focus, and cognition. Nootropics are supplements, nutrients, and smart drugs that provide improvements to attention, working memory, and other aspects of mental function.  

Advantages of Memory Enhancement  

People seek to improve working memory, focus, and concentration for many reasons. College students use these products to enhance performance at school. Executives use them to sharpen their focus at work. Those with ADHD or cognitive decline use them for therapeutic benefits. You can find effective pills by reading and comparing nootropics review at Smart Pill Guide.



Improving Attention and Focus 

ADHD affects a large number of adults and children in the United States. If you are looking for an alternative to prescription drugs for treating lack of focus and inattention, these supplements may offer the solution you have been hoping to find. There is evidence that certain supplements offer advantages for enhancing focus, concentration, and memory in adults and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 

Cognitive Disorders and Mental Decline 

Debate exists about the effectiveness of these substances for the treatment of conditions related to cognitive and motor function. Product manufacturers tout these claims in advertisements. While some researchers have found that certain compounds helpful for patients with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, others insist that more research is needed. In the meantime, many patients and their families have noted a slowing in mental function with the use of some supplements. 

On College Campuses 

These products have become quite popular on college campuses, where the edge in memory and focus can make a difference in grades. Conversations among college students frequently turn to the best nootropic stack and the benefits of certain nootropics. Surveys of college students have shown that the use of these supplements by college students in the U.S. ranges from 3 percent to 25 percent at the most competitive universities in the country. 

The Most Effective Compounds 

Caffeine is the best known and most widely used nootropic substance. Although it is effective for temporarily improve alertness and focus, too much caffeine can be harmful. Natural supplements containing nutraceuticals enhance cognitive ability without side effects. Look for ingredients such as bacopa monnieri, panax ginseng, ginkgo biloba, and salvia officinalis. 

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Be always blooming!

13 mai 2015


Perhaps you have a feeling of deja-vu when you are looking over the photos from this post. That's because you've already seen this dream setting with pink flowers in Cristina's post a few days ago. Of course I couldn't help to took some photos in the Japanese Garden from Bucharest, cause the landscape was perfect. And one more thing in common with Cristina's post- MNO.logie clutch, but the gold version. I love this clutch, is the most elegant and different clutch that I have and it's also customized with my name, I couldn't ask for more.
The polka dot dress it's very feminine, with nice details such as lace ruffles, delicate buttons at the back and is transparent in the shoulders area. In this post I wore both a casual outfit with espadrilles, blazer and a bag, and a elegant one with heels and MNO.logie clutch. I like both versions, but for the park, clearly, the first one it's more suitable, of course :)  
If you like our blog, don't forget to vote for us in the School of Beauty Blogging competition and the Digital Divas awards where we are nominated in the categories Best Fashion Blog, Special Projects by Bloggers (Happy International Women's Day) and People's Choice Awards. 

 
Probabil aveti o senzatie de deja-vu cand o sa va uitati pe fotografiile din aceasta postare. Asta pentru ca ati vazut deja decorul de vis, cu flori roz de cires si in postarea Cristinei de acum cateva zile. Bineinteles ca nu m-am putut abtine sa nu fac si eu poze in Gradina Japoneza pentru ca peisajul era perfect. Si inca un lucru in comun cu postarea Cristinei-clutch-ul MNO.logie, dar varianta pe auriu. Ador acest clutch, e cel mai elegant si deosebit pe care il detin si e si personalizat cu numele meu, nici nu as putea cere mai mult.
Rochita Zara cu bulinute e prima din seria rochiilor de vara de anul acesta si eram tare nerabdatoare sa o port. E foarte feminina, cu detalii dragute, cum ar fi volonasele de dantela, faptul ca la spate se inchide cu nasturi si e transparenta la umeri. Imi place mult si cu siguranta o sa o port des pentru ca e foarte lejera si are un material foarte bun. In aceasta postare am purtat-o atat intr-o tinuta casual-cu espadrile, sacou si sacosa, cat si in una eleganta-cu tocuri si clutch. Mie imi plac mult ambele variante, insa pentru parc, clar, prima e mai potrivita :)
Bineinteles ca mi-am facut si eu video, dar parca a iesit mai dragut al Cristinei (datorita skills-urilor mele de fotograf :))
Daca va place blogul nostru, nu uitati sa ne votati la Scoala De Beauty Blogging, dar si la Digital Divas unde suntem nominalizate la categoriile Best Fashion Blog, Special Projects by Bloggers (Happy International Women's Day) si People's Choice Awards.















Dress/ Rochie: Zara via Kurtmann.ro
Blazer: Zara
Clutch: MNO.logie


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