“How many money?”

Hi lovelies,

I hope you had a great Christmas so far and enjoyed my wishlist and hauls in this holiday season. At the end of the year is the time to summary, to account the year and as well as our spendings as well. In the beginning of the year I started an intensive Cruelty Free journey and used up as many products as I could, while during the year I was started to think more sustainable about my spending… Now let’s count my shopping, estimate the spendings and do the “people’s judgement”- in the comment section- try to come along witha conclusion.

Accessories: 

Might be the easiest category first- as for myself I onlybought a necklace, a headband, a hair band, rubber and a bobby-pin:

I admit that these things are ones which I can live without, but I love the cashmere headband it is so useful for ear protection and the pins just pop up my look sometimes. The necklace and the rubber was okay for holiday.

All from H&M– 5 pieces- spending: 11 472 HUF (ca. 36 EUR)

Gifts was:

Shoes:

It is so unbelievable I have purchased only one shoe, which was a summer sandal (leather) on sale:

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Brand: Gino Rossi– 1 item- spending: 8 850 HUF (ca. 28 EUR)

Clothes

OMG, it is even hard to collect:

I think I had one more Yellow summer dress, which is not on the montage. Eventually I have 2 (leopard shirt and the black flower patern dress, which are not in my wardrobe anymore and the black dotted dress I have not even wore yet, while the brown dotted only one.

Brands: H&M, Zara, Mango, Promod, Oysho, Levi’s, COS– 21 items-  168 642 HUF (ca.527 EUR) ca. 40 EUR spent on useless clothes, which is in a way much, but on the otherhand not that much because it is under my 5% of income, however I am still wants to decease the numbers in the future and buy more quality items next year- at least one from a local designer.

Let’s continue tomorrow with make up and skin care…

Xoxo,

November haul

Hi lovelies,

So it is the next haul which I have promised in October. November is always a month to declutter for me, so let’s begin with it: I have take a hole sac of holey, hardly worn clothes to H&M this month too in their recyle system, it is ca. 15 items. Also took some underwear to Intimissimi recycling program.

I have wrote about the Lush stuffs in my previous post: 7 to 3 face cleaners, the naked argan sampoo and shower and bathing things.

I have found a COS Cashmere knit in a camel color in the beginning of the month at Dorothy & Aby outlet (they do sell the previous years’ fashion collected from Budapest’s stores) for half price.

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During the coupon days I did some general shopping at the drogstores again and yes no make up bought, I am so proud just these:

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So at H&M I have bought this beautiful brown dotted dress, it is reminds me the 1990s so much and of course a the velvet hair brand, which reminds me to my childhood, so lovely. Unfortunately, their premium collection is not available in stores, so will keep more online shopping.

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From Zara a classic brown trouser:

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I have a smaller accident when I have distroyed my jeans so I have to purchase a new Mile High Skinny in the demin blue shade.

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I have bought a gift for my husband, but let’s keep it in secret:). Christmas is coming…

At The Body Shop I have repurchased my beloved melting balm, the tree tea oil and as I finished my UD setting spray I have choose their ones. And yes, I have not bought any make up beside than this.

Xoxo,

October haul

Hi lovelies,

So after a month without spending, I have promised a bigger haul like and there is it. Coupon days were between the 9th to 13th October like every half year, so here what I have purchased:

Drugstore is not that interesting, so I am just going to attach the photo here and write so thoughts below.

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In a kind of way I have failed to do my zero waste journey. I still bought shower gels, which I wanted to skip and also regarding the cruelty free journey I have purchased some maybe file, like the Nature Box which is owned by Henkel so I was not enough careful. In terms of my period I just can not have the reusable pads or diva cups in use, maybe later I am going to change my mind. My tooth care is the same: I don’t know how the natural toothpastes can guarantee my tooth health and also if there is a Curaprox dupe in a super soft bamboo brush or not.  All the others are CF stuffs exept the blench.

clothes:

I have a wishlist which I am strictly keeping: so this month my leather biker jacket is the piece to invest in. I have ordered it only from Mango- I know it is fast fashion, but the material is great and decent and it is still a lot for me. Also I was so happy to see that they shipped it on bike from their Budapest warehouse and packed in paper instead of plastics.

 

Other basic is a leggings from H&M which I have purchased upon returning a lot of clothes which I can not use, neither sell nor giveaway or recycle. Please note that it is my one and only leggings now. I also wanted to by some socks but finally I just choose this one with the cute sausage dogs on it.

And the followings: the basic turtle neck black, the hair buckle (was the half as at Zara), the cashmere hair strap and the loose fitting dress- it is so cute, but a way too big so rather will wear it later- hope soon.

From Cultbeauty I have ordered two Charlotte Tilbury products: her new foundation and a limited edition Hot lips 2 lipstick.

From the Airbrush Flawless Foundation I have choosen shade 3 cool, which is my perfect skin shade. After 2 use, I would say it is a really great middle coverage foundation, for events and go outs just perfect for me. ( I know a lot of you would use it on daily basis, but I rather stay sheer normally) Hot lips 2 I have ordered Carina’s star which is a peachy pink in this beautiful refillable packaging.

Calzedonia:

I wanted to purchase two stockings from them, but ended up 3 of them due to the shop assistant fail, no worries I am in them nearly all the time. So they are the shaping type ones because much more better qualit and  long lasting, which I am diffenetely go for.

Others: 2 books and a pair of Levi’s Jeans to my Hubby.

The flat

In October we are having a bit bigger investment: our Glass wall in the flat, which will be ready hopefully next month and finally creating our real living room and a separate bedroom. Despite of that I have purchased a letter board, which my husband has already hate, but we do not have anything of our walls, and that one I just want to instal some photo shelf or ledge, which I might need to do DIY for the perfect fit.

I hope you have enjoyed this haul and keep waiting for the November one – it is also going to be a bigger one for sure;).

 

Xoxo,

 

 

 

 

 

August haul

Hi lovelies,

This is again a monthly hauls like usually, but August is my Birthday so most of the things will be gifted for me and also I try to be using less, so for myself I only bought things which I need.

Lets start with my husband’s gift: is a handmade leather bag, which is so georgous in this light cream shade and I prefer to have a crossbody strappy which this bag has. It is not so huge, but big enough for my iPad mini or to keep my takeaway bottle in it.

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From my parents I received a few products which I was really into. Okay to begin the story with: they were asking what I wish, want I want for my Birthday and I was saying oh nothing, I have everything ect. Then my sister give my Feelunique login to them because she knows that I have a wishlist on it and they ordered a Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, an Urban Decay Primer Portion and my fav mascara the Perversion. The pack in not arrived yet, but it is due today to my work place.

I got the NYX Ultimate palette from my bff. Honestly I have never ever thought buying this, but I have thinking to buy a Pupa blue single shadow or a ABH- Riviera Palette, but now everything in it and evenmore colors, which I can use with my natural ones…

From my sister I’ve got The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea food mask, which I tried once in the single use version and it was even better than the Himalyan one. From my brother and his girlfriend a vegan sampoo – conditioner and a cute hair ring (yellow on the picture).

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And yes the things that I bought: this cute, cheap necklance from H&M I think it will be super cute for the beach, The Body Shop Camomille Butter I have repurchased and Coconut mist was a just for fun thing. Lush 7 to 3 cleansing pad and the sunblocker for our upcoming holiday.

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Happy Birthday to Hungary too!

 

Summer clothes update

Hi lovelies,

I have not written for a while as I mentioned the lastly why… Now it is time to show my recent updates on my closet.

Firstly I have made a bigger decluttering regarding my clothes, shoes- I would say Summer Declutter vol. 1. as I think I have to check it again in August. So have ordered a remixshop bag, to check if I can sell the items, which are unused or barely used – I am fed up with Facebook Market function as it is so hard to get a reliable buyer and takes so long- so the opportunity costs do not pay off if you know what I mean ;). So into the bag I added totally of 10 clothes and a pair of shoes. And also I took 2 big box of clothes to the charity shop, these are the middle condition clothes and one smaller to H&M recycle campaign, I know it is Fast Fashion but, it is better to take the ripped or torned textiles to return them.

So the list will be a bit long, but it was my purchases of June and July, yes I can not afford designer clothes so, it is Fast Fashion…

Shoe: leather sandal by Gino Rossi (Italian brand) ordered it for ca. 28-30 EUR with a -65% discount after a long hunting and that is what I was exactly wanted: beige or brown flat sandal with ankle strappy- I have sent much less than I was expect to be:).ginorossidn694mtwobgbg2512x_gino_rossi-dn694m-two-bgbg-2512-x_ab_0003

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I have placed an order due to the sale at H&M online- I know it is so bad, but things happens- of 5 pieces, but sent back 2 of them due to size (ordered 36 and sent out of a 42) or bad quality. I am keeping these 3:

All of them were 6- 9 EUR, which is pretty good value.

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They are so quick and upto date, so that is why a lot of people love them, but honestly they are a bit pricy compare to the quality… but yes the design… so they do have 2 annual sales, the first prices are usually not so much of discount, 2nd and 3rd are pretty great. I went in to the store by the second and was so suprised nearly nothing left- a lot of crazy tourist bought them all :). So I only find the floating yellow/orange dress for ca. 15-16 EUR (have not find on site, so try to took a picture) and some new collection:

Sorry they do have so ugly models on site so…. It is a black cotton top with a tie (ca. 23 EUR) and the jumpsuit (ca. 45 EUR) – OMG I had to go back 2 times to change: first due to the cassier girl pulled out a thread while she was removing the security thing and next was like a badly tailored one…

Oysho:

I wanted a linen short so bad, so as H&M failed I finally found: so classic (ca. 20 EUR)

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I was a good girl to purchase two bermudas to my hubby:).

Yes there were no beauty haul , but I hope you have enjoyed!

Xoxo,

 

 

April newbies

Hi lovelies,

This is an other haul again, now regarding my April purchases. 10-14th April we had a magazine coupon days, I know this is such a nice opportunity for shopping, but I tried to be more focused and skip impulse shopping, so I have planned my budget and cut the coupons the night before and leave the rest of the magazine at home to avoid other shops.

First day I only went to DM– I have chosen one and only drugstore from the 3 options! I have bought a lot of household products from Frosch, gloves, toothpaste, toothbrush, shower gel and Gillette for my hubby etc.

Repurchased my favourite eye cream, deodorant and sheet masks from Alverde and took some “give-a-try” hair masks, a Trend it up panorama eyettention mascara and highlightening eyeshadow (020). I believe these where limited editions, this cream eyeshadow looks like a high-end one and it is having such a nice bronzing shade with white shimmers, while the mascara was a one, which people are wave about so want to give a try.

On the second day after  an unsuccessful fridge hunting and got some stuffs from The Body Shop. I really love that Brand and they had 20% at least for 3 products, so I repurchased the Camomile Fresh Micellar Cleansing Water, which is my favourite CF makeup remover. The Camomile -Sumptuous Cleansing Butter I used to had it and now I was so happy to find it again because it is the best of my double cleansing method. I have taken a 2 of the small Japanese Matcha Tea mask from their super food mask collection, it is damn good pollution clearing mask, I even liked it better than the Himalayan deep cleanser mask- which is makes me dry a bit. Last but not least a lightweight concealer for my under eye circles, as my Tarte shape tape is too have with BB creams I was so needed.

From H&M I have ordered a nice black halter crop top for the summer, it is a bit more rigid than I expected to be but it is better for the ruffles lookalike. …A light olive green dress with flowers, I love its light material makes it each to wear and it is A-lined, so even great for to ride bike in it.  …A blue lance dress for the upcoming wedding and a wire box for our entryway just to solve the mess on the top of the shoe cabinet.

At the end of the month I made a tiny cultbeauty order as I have received a 15% off coupon, so have purchased the iconic IT cosmetics cc cream in light medium, a Lanolips tinted lipbalm with spf30 (it is a lipgloss) in rhubarb and their famous Everywhere multi-cream, so I have received an 101 ointment fruities in peach as a gift. The Ordinary is excluding from promotions, but I really wanted to have a try with their sunscreen to in this summer. Of course I have chosen two samples: Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow and Milk makeup cooling water pod. Milk makeup is only shipped in the UK, so I am really curious whether I will receive the sample or not.

 

… and finally we have our built-in wardrobe in the corridor;) – okay it is not done yet but soon to be… Finally our LG fridge went on sale last weekend, so I think we totally went bank robbed by the end of the month;)- specially from the hen party…haha

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Xoxo,

Better me(?!): Minimalism

Hi lovelies,

2019 is a kind of big changing for myself: I try to send and use less, be more sustainable. Since we have moved in we rarely do but things to our flat, as I do not want to make it overcrowded. I think I have not done our home tour  yet, but it is a soon to be however I feel it is not ready yet.

So I am trying to minimizing my closet, take away all that I am not in love with, but first I want to share some recent purchases.

Faux leather skirt– Promod: I always had a faux leather skirt, but as it was smashed I have taken it to the trash in November, so now I have replaced it with an A-line one. It is a mini length and suede patches on the sides.

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Basic black T-shirt– H&M: I was needed a v-neck 100% cotton basic black T-shirt as I am really hated my previous Zara one, just I am going to giveaway now. I bought a size bigger than me, just to be more casual.

Leopard shirt- H&M: this is trendy piece, but I do not wanted to spend a lot on it, as it is diffenetely not an investment and also finally I have found one, which is not polyester!

Stripped shirt– H&M: for a long time I wanted to have a blue-white striped shirt and also loved the shirts with a tie at the stomach, so it is a 2in1, I thought it is a pretty basic piece.

Now I am going to take 4 clothes to an exchange event: cut-out red dress, a blue dress (wore years ago), a black skirt (hate its shape) and a brown body (hate the material) – all of these are in perfect conditions, but not using them at all. A  skirt and a dress was so used so  just took to the trash.


Stila- Color Balm Lipstick

unthought it is not belongs to minimalism, but to my cruelty free journey… I have exchanged my MAC blush into this Stila Color Balm lipstick shade elle. Usually I do not like to change my products which I want to sell, but now I have done it as this balm was looked sheer on the reviews online so I was in the deal, but no…. just look at my swatch.  Afterwards I have checked the freshness by its batch code: 2013… It is a kind of fail…

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And finally I want to do a minimal makeup challenge in February. I have already selected the 15 products which I am going to use in the entire month, okay it is also great to use up my products before opening a new one or buy a new one. Yes not all of them are cruelty free, but these are a way too expensive, so I wanted use them up:

  1. MAC- Strobe cream: Hydratant lumineux
  2. MAC- Prep+ Prime Lip
  3. MAC- Prep+Prime Fix+
  4. Trend It Up- Insta Ready Foundation
  5. Tarte- Shape Tape Concealer
  6. Clinique- Superpowder
  7. Bobbi Brown- Bronzing Powder
  8. Bobbi Brown- Pink Glow Highlighter
  9. Bobbi Brown- Pot Rouge in Pale Pink
  10. Bobbi Brown- Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil in Blonde
  11. NYX- Epic Ink Liner in Black
  12. Too Faced- Better Than Sex Mascara
  13. MAC- Paint Pot in Painterly
  14. Bobbi Brown- Lip Color in Sandwash Pink
  15. Estee Lauder- Pure Color Love in Rose Xcess

+1 MAC- lipstick in Ruby Woo

I try to do a full face of make up of these products, if some of them will be empty during the month just going to replace them with a CF version. Will be updated at the end.

P.S.: I will try to avoid shopping:)

Xoxo,

 

 

5 Must have bags for every budget in 2018

Hi lovelies,

Thank you for reading my blog. Today’s post will be about bags which should be a basic in all women’s closet. I am going to list them from larger to smaller in 3 categories: luxury: these will be investment bags from the biggest haut couture houses, mid-range: still expensive, but not a luxury Brand from quality materials (ca. 100-400 EUR )and finally fast fashion as the cheapest option. I have to admit a few facts: I will not suggests brands which I have tried and the quality was weak  – mainly goes for fast fashion, I will not suggest to buy copy or dupes of a luxury brand’s product and I am totally against adulteration. The fast fashion examples will be just nice alternatives for luxury or mid-range products. All of them I would happily accept with. TIP: try to buy from local designer or use etsy for real treasures.

1. Dark Tote Bag : women have days when you have to carry a lot, specially in Winter, so nothing more suitable than a tote, which is a big everyday bag.

  • Luxury:
    Louis Vuitton: Neverfull GM (Damier Ebene)- 1400 USD
    Louis Vuitton: Graceful MM (Damier Ebene)- 1440 USD
    Tom Ford: Medium T Tote (Taupe)- 1190 USD

  • Mid-range:
    Michael Kors:Jet Set Trvael Medium Seffiano…- 380 USD

    Longchamp: Le Pliage Shopping Bag L (Navy)- 145 USD

  • Fast Fashion:
Zara and H&M faux leather tote bags, both ca 30 USD

2. Backpack: the casual bag for everydays, also ideal for my biking lifestyle. Easy to carry and enough to pack.

  • Luxury
    Gucci: GGMarmont quilted bagpack- 1890 USD
    Chloé: Faye backpack- 1850 USD

  • Mid-Range
    Coccinelle: Leonie – 285 EUR

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  • Fast Fashion
    Parfois and Zoe&Co faux leather bagpacks: undr 50 USD

3. Black Chain Crossbody bag: jolly joker of every wardrobe: for all occasions or everyday.

  • Luxury
    Chanel: Boy Bag- 4300 USDChane-Boy-Bag-Mini-3
  • Mid-Range
    Pinko:Love Bag- 255 EUR
    Petrity: Amy with chain belt- 115 USD
    Massimo Dutti: Leather Crossbody with chain details – 115 USD

  • Fast Fashion
    Parfois and Zara both under 40 USD

4. Mid Crossbody bag: other everyday bag, but can be transfer into summer evening if they having a blush color or flower motives.

  • Luxury
    Chloé: Drew Bag (blush)- 1850 USD
    Chloé: Medium Nile – 1790 USD
    Mulberry: Amberley (Brown)- 1150 USD

  • Mid-Range
    Furla: Metropolis- 300 – 425 USD
    Sézane: Claude – 295 EUR

  • Fast Fashion
    Endless options for that:)

5. Evening clutch: no words to say about it, you should own one for evenings!

  • Luxury
    Alexander McQueen: Queen and King- 1795 EUR
    YSL: Monogram Clutch

  • Mid-Range
    Ted Baker: Verda- 70 GBP
    Ted Baker: Giant Knot Bow- 229 GBP
    Valentino by Mario Valentino Tassel clutch- 90 EUR

  • Fast Fashion
    Examples from Zara and Chi Chi London under 50 USD

+1 Ultimate summer bag of 2018: Natural bags from Nini Molnar, Sezane, Oysho, Zara- this is the trend I will have this summer, but do not worst an investment so rather go for a fast fashion version.

I hope you liked my list, comment you thoughts.

Read more: 2018 April hauls High end beauty products I wish to try SS18 in my wardrobe

Xoxo,

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2018 April hauls

Hi lovelies,

We are having a coupon days here in Hungary, so I just would like to show you my purchases. Yes, I spent a lot, and I have not purchase a lot of things for months…warning before you start a crazy spending read my Clear out tips.

Beauty, health and skincare:

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Usually I am the person who buy economy packs on a lower price at drugstores like Nivea Micellar Wipes for travel, Tampa, Libresse, Always and Listerine will be enough for the next half-year. I wanted to try out Botanical conditioner, but bought two oldies, Fa have new smells, while Dove with cucumber was so fresh. I did buy some deodorants, toothpaste and shower gels to my husband.

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Honestly I wanted some Catrice products, but they were sold out on the very first day’s morning (wow How?) …. so I have repurchased two things, which are great but not cruelty free this Maybelline concealer and L’Oréal Lash Paradise (I know that Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is a cruelty free alternative, but it is pretty hard to get in Hungary) both was on -50%. Real Techniques finally arrived to Müller, it is a bit more expensive than at iHerb, but still affordable, specially with 20 % off. Last thing was Chanel Powder, you might know that I have made a big clear out and nearly all of my powders were old and outdated, so I have purchased with giant in the promotion, I hope I will love it…

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Cruelty free finally, I went i to The Body Shop to repurchase my favourite Vitamin E cream, they do have a new formula for normal/combination Skin so I am going to give a try. Of course I could not leave without the cult Shea Body butter, which is our other fav with my husband. Drops of Youth cream has a bigger packaging in a jar, as so many friends recommended and Vitamin E Eye cream was out of stock, I picked this one. Other free will be just samples, all of them are chosen by me, the serum was free, while two Masks for 300 HUF (1 EUR) due to the loyalty card. I did have 20% off by the coupon. Pupa (Italian make up and Skin care brand-might be cruelty free) launched their mask line, so this is a Bamboo Charcoal deep cleaning peel off mask and 2 packages of eye patches.

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Let’s go back to training, so at Biotech USA: Hungarian and former American nutrition brand – I have bought some shakes from the women line, repurchased L-Carnitine, which I love to use before running, feels like to able to run more. And Spirulina food supplement: alga based bacteria, which helps to get a bit more well-balanced. Links:here

Clothes

I tried to follow my Spring wardrobe wishes and skip purchasing items, which are Already in my wardrobe. Most of the places Galmour coupons give 20 % off from new collections.

There are some gifts for my husband from his favourites: polo T-shirts fromHeavy Tools (shopshop), short from Springfield ( shop)and a Levi’s (shop)511 summer edition trousers. (All 20 % off)

Intimissimi is my number 1 underwear brand: sexy, quality lace and comfort. I wanted to have a flowered bra, actually not this, but is was much better and my hubby picked this body in their  catalogue – it was expensive but it is relatively rare that he point on something for me… so soft and comfy.

Calzedonia is the brand which i am only purchasing on sales, they are so expensive…IMG_4308

Mango‘s white blazer goes to my basics, really versatile for formal events with trousers, dresses. I really love in love with this soft knitted top’s browny-golden color. top blazer

Finally I have found my culottes: H&M white-blue stripped, fits really to my new white blazer and blocked hills.

Lastly, Promod was not on the promotion of the magazine, but they did have a promotion for “Ma Carte” holders on 2 items. Honestly I wanted to buy one of their flower dress, but it was not worked on me, so I choose these two: raspberry and green color dresses. Buying a good dress was pretty hard this season as most of them are super mini or under the knee length dresses in the stores, neither of them ideal for my lifestyle on bike. green   silky

I hope you have enjoyed my haul. More hauls from me: The bronzer issue with some haulWhat we bought in Thailand , Asos haul and Anastasia Beverly Hills Haul.

Do not forget to wash your clothes before you first wear them !

Xoxo,

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