Harlequin

Good morning from the seaside! 

Well, I'd wish I could say that...But you have to admit you could be easily fooled by these photos. I had discovered that I have this mesmerizing lake near my place right when I needed to take some pics but had no energy to move my ass downtown on the fancy streets. It kinda worked out well. 

The fact that I look like a harlequin is completely worth wearing these comfortable pants. I think the only thing missing is a pair of beaked boots and I'd look like a circus runaway. 😄

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Wild Matters

I've searched the stores like crazy for this sweater and I finally found it after I'd stopped looking for it. But, well, it's mine now and I'll be wearing the s**t out of it! Kinda the same story with these boots I couldn't get my hands on last season...My heart skipped a beat when I saw them in the window of an outlet a while ago. All I could think about from that point to when I reached them was: 'Please be my size, please be my size, pleasepleaseplease'. Oh, since then it's just a special (and really painful) love story. ❤️

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November Crush: Belts

Yes, you've read that right. In the past few weeks I looked for catchy belts in almost every clothing store that I'd stepped in. Once I realized how quick a belt can make an outfit go 0 to 100, there was no going back.

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Crest 3D White Full Package Review

"Smile more!" — a phrase that's echoing in both social media and real life over and over again. People associate smiling with happiness. Well, it might not always be the case, but it is scientifically proven that a fake smile can somehow lead to a real one and true feelings of joy.

I seek perfection when it comes down to basic aspects of appearance (strongly believing that hygiene should be put above pretty clothes and perfume). The point is, even though how we display ourselves is highly subjective, let's face it, we all want a nice smile. Having white, healthy teeth is a common interest since the attention is usually drawn to our mouths when we communicate. But in order to achieve that million dollar smile it might cost a few things...like a million dollars to some. That's mainly why I thought sharing my whitening experience with Crest Whitestrips could somehow (read hopefully) be useful to somebody. Maybe, it will get you the smile that you want.

Crest Whitestrips are thin and flexible patches covered with a whitening gel that contains peroxide. Designed to conform to the shape of teeth, they work by keeping the whitening gel still on teeth, in order to penetrate the formation and stains under the enamel. They are completely safe if applied properly and hold the same ingredient used by dentists in whitening treatments, namely hydrogen peroxide.

My story is pretty simple: they worked wonders with my teeth. And I will explain why and how, but first, let me give you some short background info about my pearly whites. I wore braces for almost four years. When I took them down, back in 2009, my smile looked like it had been photoshopped in real life; it was just perfect. I am the kind of person who regularly goes to the dentist, brushes teeth like 5 times a day and takes good care of their smile obsessively. With years passing by and my body growing up and changing, my teeth have also not remained the same. So not long ago, I've started noticing that my million dollar smile wasn't looking anymore worth of a million dollars whatsoever...The lower teeth were getting a yellowish tone, with the upper ones following them slowly. And that's when the whitening strips kicked in.

I started using them about three weeks ago, only after I had read everything I needed. The package that I got contained 40 strips, 20 for the upper teeth and 20 for the lower ones, a dazzling pen and a special toothpaste, designed to keep the teeth fresh and whiter. I had used the strips on a daily basis for 5 days, then took a two day break to let everything set in place. I had noticed a color change since day 1 and, obviously, it improved every additional time. On the 8th day, after the application, I felt my teeth more sensitive than usual and decided I shouldn't use them so often. Ever since, I've been using Crest Whitestrips irregularly and without a certain pattern and the process is going really well.

I also alternate the strips with that magic pen, just to be sure none of them causes me any pain. The pen uses the same ingredients as the patches, but the application is different and the gel also feels distinctive. The results seem the same to me and I cannot say if one's better than the other. I think both are doing a really good job and it is just a matter of preferences, because the only thing that differentiates these two tools is the application system. Furthermore, I now manage to keep the white in place due to the Crest toothpaste. The toothpaste is by far the best one I have ever used and, even though it's a little more expensive than the usual ones found in the supermarkets, it is worth the money. It really feels like a tornado of freshness has invaded your mouth and the coolness can last up to 3 hours. 

Overall, I was pretty blown away by how quick this full package from Crest has helped me get my white smile back and made my teeth this bright in such a short time. I didn't had any particular problems with them and I've used everything precisely as indicated. Of course, it is recommended to consult your dentist before purchasing such products. There are special whitening strips with little or none peroxide, which are more indicated to people with highly sensitive teeth. You can find the wide range of goods on their official website. I hope this review will come in hand and help you make the best decision.

Let's smile more! 😁

CREST 3D WHITESTRIPS - HERE

DAZZLING WHITE PEN - HERE

CREST BRILLIANCE TOOTHPASTE - HERE

On The Way

It's Christmaas tiiime! Well, not really. But judging by Starbucks' cup design it's almost that time of the year. And we all know that means stores are loaded right now with pretty decorations, fluffy sweaters and blankets, lights everywhere and all of that incredibly attractive stuff we all buy but don't actually need. Yup, the most wonderful time of the year! ❤️ No need to remind me it's just the middle of November, 'cause I'm counting the days and I'm catching the vibes!!🎅🏻

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Stay Lost

We all have different perspectives on how to spend a perfect evening, Friday night, weekend, Sunday morning. I should be at a party right now, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Glamour Romania, but instead I am snuggling in bed with a warm cup of mango tea and my fluffy 'pets' surrounding me (that's what my boyfriend calls my pillows and blankets). Outside's been raining almost all day long; the cold has never thrilled me and it definitely wouldn't have gone right with my festive look. Was it the best decision to choose coziness over a get-together? Maybe not, maybe not every time, maybe not all the time, maybe not now. But I know it's okay, it's okay to be selfish sometimes, it's okay to focus your energy on yourself, it's okay to drink your coffee alone in the morning at a welcoming place, it's okay to sleep in, it's okay take some time off, it's okay to limit yourself to the people you care about. At the end of the day, I definitely feel more fulfilled after I've slept a decent amount of hours and interacted with my loved ones, than I had ever felt when I went to a party, had a few drinks and couldn't function properly the whole day after.

But that's just who I am and how I've learned to manage life, nothing so far made me regret this kind of judgement. I can't deny I love staying in, just as much as I can't deny I enjoy afternoons with friends during weekends, chilling at coffee shops and taking  lots of photos. And I hope you'll enjoy these just as much as I've enjoyed taking them!

Polished

It was about time for a black on black outfit. I know I've mentioned in the monthly crush section that I'm obsessed with faux furs right now, but, at the same time, I have a huge crush on velvet items. And not because they're fucking everywhere in the stores and you can't avoid buying them, but I think a velvet touch inspires just the right amount of elegance and mystery.

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From Here

I've started to get used to the grey picture of the season. It's kinda channeling my inner (melancholic?) self and making me feel artsy. I mean...I had worn skirts and dresses lately like never before and I can't believe I've reached the point where my first option for a look wouldn't be jeans. Of course, most of the time I'm just pissed off by the cold outside, but if that's what it takes to wear boots, then I'm done complaining.

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Warmed Up

The fact that it's the middle of October does not interfere in any way with my need of wearing sunglasses. I always have one pair of good sunnies stuffed in my overcrowded bag no matter the weather — 'So what if it's pouring rain outside? What are you going to do if some sorcery happens and the sun pops up from the grey clouds? Better take those sunglasses with you 'cause you don't wanna go blind!'.

I've been wearing these badass ones like crazy ever since I got 'em. They can be found on Zaful at bargain prices if you feel like spicing up a little bit your autumn looks. Who says it has to be summer to wear sunnies?

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