Low buy haul August

Hi lovelies,

I know I am quite late writting this post, but it is because of our fantastic holiday, which I am going to post more later.

So on my own purchases were also mostly related to my holiday and I think I have so really good recommendation for you too.

Firstly about my Cultbeauty order: I have reordered two of my favourites the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ in Light (yeah it is one shade lighter than my previous one as it will goes with my skin later on Autumn/Winter. Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara in travel size, which is the bets waterproof mascara that I have ever used I do not think I have to explain way, just say it was my bride mascara without any lashes. The last thing was to order the Versed Day dissolve Cleansing Balm, which I have to tried yet, but so disappointed with their packaging: big, double layer plastic holder for a tiny amount of products for 22 GBP… I hope at least the product will be good, but I will not cheat my Body Shop one with it anymore because of the packaging…

Than about my sunscreen issue- so once we went to a local lake and I used the same DM own marked sunscreen like last year, but they changed something: it smelled like alcohol OMG I had a serious allergic reaction, so thought it away after that. I wanted to buy a physical sunscreen, which I have choosen Bioderma Photoderm Minaral SPF 50, which is a zink- oxid based one. Also purchased their oil with SPF 30, it was the best smell ever and makes you tanned in the most beautiful bronzy way so higly recommend as well as their After Sun cream too to reach amazing bronzed skin like I have now.

The last haul pieces were from a local drug store: Ziaja Bronzing oil, which was recommended by one of my friends: cocoa butter spray, which I have used once daily with the SPF 50 as it has to put under a sunscreen to help the better bronzing for the skin and it is oily so much, it was not bad anyway. Trend It Up Waterproof eyeliner- it was a big no no: color do not play off and just not waterproof at all, okay it was cheap…

As it was my birthday month I got so gifts too and we finally received our new TV board, which is hand-made, wood and we ordered some persolized knobs on it.

xoxo,

Holiday packing 2020

Hi lovelies,

So we were on a 8 days/ 7 nights holiday in Croatia. dispute the car space we have packed lightly but we did had more than everything. We choosed to in hotels, 3 nights with breakfast,4 with half board. We brought 1 mid-size and a cabin suitcase, a parasol and 2 backpacks(+6 boltles of 1,5l mineral water- than we refilled with tap water). Inside I have fitted my cream crossbody bag and a cooler bag to one of our backpacks for the food and drinks. So how did we travel so light?

I love to pack by category, so to the backpacks we did put food for the travel and a lot of snacks and fruits for the beach to do not waist time with shopping until the 4th day when we do had to travel to our second destination. Of course of money, passports,masks, iPad,phones, documents and my little vanity was also in it.

Cabin-size luggage: was so the beach stuffs: 2 bikinis, 2 shorts, 2 swim shoes, a plaid, 2 sets of travel towels, googles, sunscreens and after sun + magazines , flip-flops and my hubby’s small pillow and Teddy.

Main luggage: is ideal that we can share by half so I have used the KonMari methode to flod all the clothes. I am going to write only my side: I have used pretty much everthing, except my rain coat, linnen jogger and my pullover. I have packed a linnen short with 2 tops, demin skirt, 4 dresses and 2 dresses for the beach- I will just show them in a next post-, sport bra and sport, running shoe and underwears.

Vanity and make-up: as we were stayed in hotels, I have decided not to bring sampoo and shower gel as they are always provided. I have put some conditioner to a travel jar and The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil, along with a comb for my haircare. Omorovicza Cleasing Foam I was so amazed by, it is probably the best gentle cleaner I have ever used, so glad that once I have received a 30ml travel size from them, because I just using it since we got home so in total 3 weeks and still have ca. 75% of it. I have also put some micellar water in a travel jar, and my La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra face and eyecream, which I just got from my sister for my birthday and these are also superb.

I rarely wore makeup on holidays, so I have packed my holy grail Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara in travel size, It Cosmetics CC in Light Medium (my tan shade), Hourglass Ambient Lighting edit-Ghost palette, E.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil in Neutral Brown and a Trend It up Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (not worst the money at all) and some tools: eyelash curler, Smashbox Buildable cheek, Bobbi Brown Face Blender and ABH eye brush which comes with her eye palettes. Unfortunately masks are not friends with lipsticks so I only took those which are always in my small vanity: Camex and a nude.

Xoxo,

Low buy haul July

Hi lovelies,

Actually I was so bad in July and this is not a really low buy haul, but I am in the kinda mood, that I was needed some items and I had a name day so far so …

Pandora Rose- Pavé Bead Hoop Earrings (288294CZ): I was eying for this hoops for a while and in July they had a 20% off so I could ot miss out. It is a small silver hoop with thin rose gold layer and some stones.

Some cruelty free skincare

By the time of the earring I have CF and Vegan cream haul too (that was not a gift). N.A.E. is a new drugstore brand here, which I have already tried their micellar water and packless sampoo, those I am enjoying so much, so I have decided to give a try as I have to replace a few of my empties. I have tried out the body balm, which is so lightly sented and water, but rich so it is the ideal during summer. The shower bar and the face cream I have not tried yet… as well as neither the eye cream as I still have one openned.

H&M:

I have made a bigger H&M order also with 20% off. You might wonder how I wish to improve my closet if I order fast fashion. Honestly, I am not in the position of buying more expensive items now, but I do care about quality like most of the items are linen, yeah I am absessed with linen recently, so I picked 2 linen blend white dresses: a shirt dress and an easy casual dress. If you remember I have recently thrifted a linken culottes, to my sister was so obssesd with in and the truth is that it fits her more, so I have gifted it, but I had replace it with a premium quality linken Navy jogger. During the declutter I have realized that I do have a lot of one-time or holiday dress, which is really not me, so I have decluttered over 10 items… so also this slightly longer short. The accessories is just those which you do not need to invest in.

Beside my earring I have received some plants for our urban jungle:) Well the persil not, but it is damn beautiful on our balcony.

And finally we had the chance to visit my family and hubby’s mom by the lake of Balaton. Of course we had to bad weather, but it was great for walking, hiking, eating out and tasting some wines. So I had to wait to get sunburnt by the last days of July here in Budapest…

Xoxo,

How 6 months of low buy changed my life

Hi lovelies,

So I have started my low buy journey this year, as the first half has been passed I just want to explain and list how I feel about it, what I have learnt or achived. If you are interested in the hauls and my budgeting from January to June all my hauls are linked here:

Save up money: if you set a budget and be strict to it you can save up so much money for other things which makes your life even better, likewise even I have a huge salary decrease I can go on a holiday and pay a course for myself without any debt or loan. Furthermore, together with my sweet hubby we have the opportunity to improve our home a bit all the time.

Love what you already have: I have never ever imagined how hard to use up an actual make up product and if you already have the best of the best why would you need more? A good, versatile wardrobe helps you to be ready in a few minutes and enjoy the items what you love. Let’s shop your wardrobe now.

Give away makes sparkle joy: do not force your friends or family members to hold our items what you really do not like and use. I rather suggest to say you can come and shop my wardrobe: collect what you do not use anymore- ask them if they what any of them- take the left to a charity shop. Declutter regularly.

Quality is over quantity: now you can buy less, but better quality things, which will last you longer. On secondhand sites you can even find gems, which you could have never ever afford yourself before. Less is more.

Become more educated: recently I have read a lot about sustainability, materials, lifestyle and I have learned a lot from these and all made my mindset change about shopping.

Do not send on what you can get for free: for me it was training- I enjoy yoga at home more than ever and improved much more than at a studio as I am not stressed out by seeing others, who do it for much more longer time… There are a lot of free trainings on youtube or just running which you can do so.

Write a wishlist: or just lists are really important to keep your focus even at a grocery store and to do not buy all these stuffs. Have goals what you wish to achive, keep a full image and be strict to it.

To sum up I became picky and thoughtful, in the meanwhile I realized less is more. Send more time with family and have experiences with them.

Xoxo,

The (low) Bikini edit

Hi lovelies,

I hope you all well and may be ready for the summer as the pademic periode was so long and might be not over yet. We are planning to go for a holiday despite so many people say us you are so crazy, but I am really stress out and fed up with the whole situation now. Yeah you might say, how she can go for a holiday if she is earning pretty badly: I have saved up for it since last year, I am tracking my spending so much and try to be frugal in a lot of way… and of course I have a husband, whose job did not effected on. Still I think I need to break out of this tepid situation and it might will help to improve my personal life goal, which I am also struggeling for nearly a year now. Unfortunatelly both my career and personal life has stranded so far. Yeah you can ask: why do not you find a new job? Since last August I was subordinated it to my personal goals, as the pademic appeared I tried to move on,but no luck and it made me to be more depressed, which affects on my body evenmore…

So back to the bikini business now, so I am not the kind of bikini person girl I love to get tanned without tanlines, so we always search for nude beaches or just to be able to get topless, but fortunatelly it is not always possible, so I have to keep a few swimsuit too. I wanted to buy a sustainable bikini, but it is a way too expensive, so I have decided to keep my oldies and buy a new from Calzedonia, which was in my June low buy haul.

  • Grey swimsuit with chains on the side from Oysho (2years)
  • Black triangle top with a v-cut and the tie-side brazilian Calzedonia
  • Blue-white striped Calzedonia
  • Yellow Calzedonia

I have left two black bottoms as when I am so pale I feel really uncomfortable in lighter colors. All the bottoms are brazilians if you have not tried them you should I am a fan of them for 8 years and they are the most comfy ones if you do not want more coverage.

I was thinking how many bikinis do I need for a summer holiday? I would say I do not need them at all, but people are more sexualized and not so open-minded so I need a few: 1-2 maybe. So I made a decision to keep my swimsuit as if we go to a Spa or Bath during the colder months, so I will not take it to a summer holiday at all. The black bikini is essential and to have at least an other. To tell you the truth I hate the stripped one’s top, but it was only 2 years so I have kept.

xoxo,

DIY Silk skirt

Hi lovelies,

So finally I am ready to write about my recent DIY-s, so let’s start with the easier. I was made it in an hour according to The Essential Club youtube video. I have purchased 1,5m of silk fabric, 70cm waist rubber and the matching thread for this slip midi skirt:

Then I sewed together te two edges, whilst left a slip of 20 cm. Made the round from the rubber- sew it.

Finally sewn the edges + secured the rubber to be inside- at voilá.

I am sure this is not the last that I have made from The Essential Club items, so guys go for that channel:)

Xoxo,

Low buy haul June

Hi lovelies,

So finally I am coming with some haul, I know I was so bad did not posting at all in June, but I have to admit, sewing curtains are a bit more time consuming, specially that I had to do it for my mum too… after she saw ours, just asked if I can do hers as she would change some after having them for almost 20 years in the house (plus cats) so I made the hole living room arra for them, which was ca. 15 m of windows… and I did a silk skirt myself too- that will come in a DIY soon.

So I try to keep everything minimal and sustainable, so my only kinda beauty purchase this month was toothbrush from the Brand called Jordan. I am highly satisfied, as it is made of recycled plastic, soft and much more cheaper than our long-time favoured Curaprox. Okay, to be Honest I have not find any bamboo one with soft ér than medium brushes so that is why I did purchased a plastic one…

I have decluttered 10 pieces of Clothing, but did not purchased anything ;). Only I had to buy some underwear, but these were replacements of the oldies, I have also trashed 5 pants and a bra, which all were in really bad conditions. My other treatments was some bikini, but I just want to have a seperate post of it. Both of these were out of my budget , from the nameday gift money from my parents and grandparents :).

Low in May aka DIY

Hi lovelies,

As a hotelier I am having quite much of difficulties so far, so I was not in the mood to write blog posts at all, but I do not want to leave you without my monthly haul.

I have lost over 50% of my income since March and we are still suffering in the industry with our basic salary, but due to my methode I was still able to save in this month. We are really planning to go on a vacation in this summer since we are feed up with this whole #stayhome hysteria. Yeah, you can ask why do not you change job? Because even if I am applying noone calls or write back…and earning a shameful amount of money is a bit better than nothing.

So as I have much more time , which I am spending home I always having some creative thoughts and these lead me to create and create… so finally we have purchased our curtain cornices and some see through curtains and we did not ordered the mounting, neither the sewing as all will be done by us, while I am keeping the black-out curtains later during summer. I bought some marcames to continue doing these. Also the books of Mari Kondo to be able to master her methode. Regarding clothes I have purchased a cardigan and a linen cullotte second-hand, on the top of it I am sewing a warp dress, which I can show in a seperate upcoming post once I finished.

April low buy haul

Hi lovelies,

This is the end of an other month, a month when we were mostly locked down so we sent our money on a totally different way: more food and vitamins as we were at home a lot and had time to cook, also due to the Covid19 I had to focus on saving more money for the upcoming 3 months as my salary will be like 50% lower, which is pretty hard to every hospitality worker, but at least I have a job. Firstly I was pretty stressed out of the situation, but now I just let it go by settling a daily routine for myself and investing into my self by studying languages, hotel training (kind of boring so-so), sustainable fashion and business course.

So I was pretty much on the track, only sent 36% of my income on needs instead of the 50%, put 27% on saving account, but I can take even more on that, only send 9,9% on wants:).

Concerning to my wants I was sent some money on my husband’s Nicorette patches, because finally he started to quit smoking:), that is one thing that I am more than happy to support him. We have bought a couple of outdoor plants to the balconies- even more becoming a plant parent…

Skincare: new N.A.E. bio micellar water, I will see how is it work as I have not tired yet…

Makeup: I used to had this is black, now I was repurchased it in brown: the cheap favourite Trend it up No. 1 mascara

As I sent more time at home I realized I need a better mat than polifoam, so I was invest in a Manduka Yoga Mat, which due to arrive next till Tuesday.

So I was pretty much on a low buy side, of course I was looking for some sales or coupons online, but they was not on time at all (strictly according to my wishlist) and I wanted to buy a Sezane Gaspard cardigan secondhand and I constantly wrote to several people on Facebook Market place or Depop and noone answers???! that is crazy. I might need to try on Vestiare Collective, but sometimes people want to sell it for on an even higher than its new retail price,which is also crazy. I need to look for so more whites too.

Xoxo,

White it up

Hi lovelies,

I know I have already posted about the trends of the upcoming season, however I just wanted to tell you my focus of clothing now: WHITE, yeah it is maybe a kind of wishlist too, but I do have some whites in my wardrobe already.

So WHITE have a million shade: Ecru, off white, cream etc. I think like me lots of you have some white in their wardrobe, specially tops. All white outfit looks more polished and makes us look rich and elegant. Normally I am into dark colours, but I have figured out the hand to toe monocome is more chic and the Spring-Summer is all about light colours.

BASICS:

  1. T-Shirt: I have a few whites, but I cannot recommend more the Everlane Cotton Crew.
  2. Bottom up Shirt or Shirt dress: I have to wear it to work, however I do have one at home too, but I would love to have a Shirt dress like this.
  3. Cami: I do own a v-cut mulberry silk cami from Massimo Dutti, but this Sezane one also a great alternative.
  4. White dress: I do have one oldie from Zara, but this is the one, which I should look for.

To add in 2020:

  1. Toursers or jeans or bermuda: anything straight and croped
  2. White trainers, specially from a sustainable brand like Veja
  3. Cardigan, which you can just wear on top of anything, when it gets chili.
  4. Crossbody bag: this part I do have, but if you look for one, Coccinelle Beat bag looks like a camerabag…

How you can spice it up?

Gold hoops

Layered gold necklances

Brown and beige accessories

I know it is pretty hard to buy secondhand (or thrift) now, as you can only get them online if it is coming from a company… so if you buy new try a sustainable or local brand.

Xoxo,

Tide up your home- Bedroom

Hi lovelies,

This is my final one of the tide up serie, I hope you had did the same while you should stay home to be safe. It did not took me a full day, but I still think I have to work on it so much: I would need some boxes that fits, new velvet hangers and of course the rest of the home decoration like plants, curtains and a rug. So home wishlist coming soon.

Firstly -I did my husband side: chest of drawers and the wardrobe and shift his clothes to Spring, but I did not decluttered anything – only a half pair of socks – as it is his own responsibility, so just asked him to do so 8-10 items.

Than I was worked on my own belongings: I have made my intentory I own 93 items without nighties, swimwear, underwear and loungewear, which can be much for a minimalist… I have figuered out my year arround basics and the seasonal items and for the first time I only decluttered a few, but I think I will have much more specially for the summer… but that can be a whole seperate post. I think I should check my clothes more frequentely an update according to the weather, so May again.

Then I made the other storages in the bedroom: under the bed and on the side of the bed and of course the window.

Xoxo,

 

Tide up your home- Outside

Hi lovelies,

The weather is still pretty bad, so I still have to skip the bedroom… I neither have a Spring feeling at all to be honest, even it is nearly April, by the time it will be posted it is.

So last week I did the entryway and our outside storage, as we most not really go out of the flat I did not have the opportunity to buy what we really need to the balconies or to the outside storage…

Our balcony opens from our bedroom, so I washed it all: the floor, window and the fence. We do have only a tiny pine tree on now so later on we should plant some flowers there.

In our entryway there are not some many things, as it is an L shape I just started the most inner side the built-in wardrobe. On the top we do store our luggages and some decoration stuffs, middle are the coats and suits, bottom shoes in their boxes, tools and the hoover. So check my outwear and some shoe collection coming soon… stay turned.

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Before and my beautiful wedding dress below

 

Then I have cleaned our shoe cupboard, mirror and the other small built-in storage too. I know we would need a bit more plants to decorate a bit, just yet we did not had time to. So I was washed the entry door too and tomorrow is the turn of the outsidestorage.

That was a big fail as it shelves have to be replaced and also to do a new door and lock, in addition most of the stuffs are belongs to my hubby, so I was unable to do it alone…

Finally bedroom coming up, so stay turned.

Xoxo,

 

 

 

 

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