Project Empties

I’m not the person to go crazy on the minimalistic lifestyle. I’m really envious of the people who can do that but I’m not one of them. That being said I would love to minimize my possessions and subsequently ways in a reasonable way. What I found the best and easiest ways to start is by using all of my products before I buy new ones. Even if I don’t love them I have challenged myself to use them up before going out and buying new ones. This way not only I save money but it is also an incentive to make smarter choices when buying products. I’ve started with my skincare products and hopefully my makeup.

Do you have any tips about how to reasonably minimize your belongings? Let me know in the comments below!

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5 Instagram hacks you propably didn’t know

  1. Instagram themes

Having a theme for your Instagram is BAE. Everyone has them and most are flawless. If you have spent hours trying desperately to jump on the bandwagon I’m here to make your life easier! Just go to Pinterest, search for Instagram themes and pick the one you like best and try to stick with it through all of your photos.

2.  Instagram preview

Most of the filter presets you’ll find on Pinterest use VSCO cam (which is free by the way!)

What you can do on vsco cam is keep in the app the photos you upload on your Instagram in the same order. This way you’ll know what your feed will look like and if the photo you just edited coincides with your theme.

Don’t forget to set your display size by fours!

3. Two Instagram accounts

Having a blog usually means having more than one Instagram accounts. Well Instagram loves us and made it possible to add a second account on your devices! No more frustration!


Click options!


Scroll down!

Tap Add Account! Easy as that!

4. Rearrange your filters

Just tap continuously on the filter you want to move and drag it whenever you want!

5. Edit your photos 

Want to edit a photo on Instagram but not upload it? Just edit and before you hit upload turn on airplane mode. Your photo won’t be uploaded but it will be saved on your camera roll!

What are your best Instagram hacks? Let me know in the comments below! And follow me on Instagram

What’s in my college bag?

Hi everyone! I commute everyday to my college. It takes me an hour to get here and another one to go back. Needless to say I need a lot of things to get through the day but also I can’t be carrying a suitcase around. When I started college I saw those gorgeous girls walking gracefully around with beautiful handbags. My first thought was: I want to look like that. Unfortunately I soon realized that a handbag was not going to work for me and my poor arm. So I bought this really nice backpack! 
I particularly love the color because it fits to every season perfectly! Unfortunately the particular color is not longer available but you can see the color selection Here.

Here’s what’s in my bag!

  • My notebook. Since I don’t take a crazy amount of notes I chose to get one notebook for all three of my classes to avoid the extra weight. I particularly like sewn notebooks instead of spirals since I am left handed.
  • My textbook. For most classes we thankfully have e-books so I don’t carry much weight but for this particular class it wasn’t available.
  • My agenda. I truly need it to keep all those horrific deadlines organized.

  • My pencil case

  • My “girl” bag.
  • A hairbrush

  • My wallet

  • My sunglasses.
  • And last but not least my contact lens solution. It sounds insane but I never leave the house without my contacts solution. If you wear lenses you probably know that they have a mind of their own and that they smell fear. So the solution is the only way to fix an accident without damaging your eyes.

What is the most important thing in your college/university/school bag? Let me know in the comments below!

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Information Pollution and what you can do about it.

With the explosion of the Internet we have achieved so many great stuff but also have created many problems for ourselves. The amount of information we have to go through 24/7 is unbelievable. This is making it impossible for everyone to find what is truly important. So as we are becoming more conscious about our planet and our health I believe it’s important to start doing the same for the information we put out in the world. So what can we do about it?

Social Media Cleansing

If you go through my Instagram you will find not many posts. Granted I don’t post everyday but I still delete posts that I find are irrelevant or unhelpful. I do the same thing with my blog. This isn’t because I am embarrassed about past posts but because I want to create a platform easy to navigate that includes helpful information. Keep in mind this is not about quantity. There is no perfect number of posts. You can have 5 or 5.000 and that’s ok. Just make sure that you are proud for each and every one of those posts and that you want people to see them.

Go on a unfollow spree

Ok this sounds kind of mean but think about how much time you spend on social media. Do you really want to waste your time on things that don’t inspire you, don’t help you or even worse make you feel worse?

Don’t follow back

When someone follows you and shows interest in your content you should try checking out their content too. And if you find that it interests you go ahead and follow them back. But if not skip. I for once wouldn’t want someone to follow me because I followed them. I would much rather have people follow me because they genuinely like my content.

Be mindful

Think before you hit the post button. Don’t spam and always be confident in what you put out.

I hope I don’t offend anyone by this post and again this isn’t about numbers. You are the only person that decides what you want to post. I just hope that this post can raise some awareness about a problem that we don’t realize we are facing.

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below!

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream- Review 

The long awaited review is FINALLY here. I’ve been trying and testing this cream in the background and I’m now ready to share my thoughts.

I thoroughly enjoyed this cream. I use it as a night cream because during the day I prefer something with SPF which the ultra facial cream did not provide. Other than that it’s amazingly lightweight and it takes just a minute to dry. It does not dry immediately but other creams that dry within seconds didn’t really work for me. It smells nice and clean but the smell is not strong or overpowering. I personally hate putting strong smells on my face but the ultra facial cream is not one of them. Once it dries you do not smell it. Last it provides adequatemoisture without causing my mixed skin to get oily. All in all, it’s not a state of the art, never seen before product but it is a solid, basic skincare product that performs as it should in a very reasonable price. 

What night creams would you suggest I try? Let me know in the comments below!

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Holiday Glow! Filmstar Bronze & Glow by Charlotte Tilbury

What is it?
A powder sculpting and highlighting palette.

What does it do?

The sculpting side is great for contouring while the highlighting part is great for highlighting the face and even the eyes.

The packaging.

Charlotte Tilbury’s packaging is my cup of tea. There’s not one product that I didn’t love the packaging. It looks luxurious due to its beautiful gold color and also rocks a huge mirror!

The formula.

Both sides are extremely blendable. It is not intense but you can definitely build it up. It gives a really natural contour and highlight. Also the particular combination is perfect for fair skin. If you have trouble finding a contour palette for fair skin you should definitely check this one out! (I also like using the highlight for setting cream highlighters. It’s so natural it doesn’t look cakey)

Would I recommend it?

Yes! For someone who wants a natural highlight and contour or has a fair skin.

Do you prefer a natural or a bright highlight? Let me know in the comments below!

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* This post contains pr package products. All opinions are my own.

A Big Screw You to the Chuck Basses and Mr. Bigs of the World

Like many girls, I grew up rooting for Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big to end up together. Every time he turned her down, every time he fell for someone else I felt sad. And then here comes young Chuck. Doing whatever feels right for him. Stomping on Blair’s feelings. And again here comes little me hoping for what I thought was a happy ending. And I got it. They ended up together. But my definition of a happy ending has changed. Two strong, independent women being thrown around by guys afraid of commitment? Don’t get me wrong no one is perfect. Carrie and Blair made a fair share of mistakes. But they stood by their men. And for what? To keep them behind? Is that what we are teaching young women and men? To stick around a person that doesn’t respect them? That doesn’t consider them equals? That a romantic relationship is worth more than your sanity? It doesn’t feel right.

This my personal take on two really famous couples. Sorry for the rant…

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below!

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Mailing Brands? 3 Key-points to include.

Mailing brands for possible collaborations is hard enough. Including this key points will not only make it easier but also more possible for you and other bloggers to land the best partnerships!

  • Straight to the point subject.

Companies receive an enormous amount of mails every single day. From complaints to propositions for collaborations. Having a straight to the point subject such as “Interest In Collaboration” will help the person who comes across your mail to not only know what to expect but also send it to the right department.

  • Mention how much you like the brand.

Okay do not write ten pages showing your immense love for the brand but maybe in one sentence say that you think the particular brand is great. A bit of flattery never hurt anyone.

  • Credit Bloggers

When mailing brands it is a good idea to mention that you came across this brand thanks to a fellow blogger. This is important because you show the brand that working with bloggers gets them recognition. So by saying a blogger is the reason you found out about the brand you help yourself as well as other bloggers.

Do you guys have any key points you always include when mailing brands? Let me know in the comments below.

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Summer feels with a handmade straw bag.

Ok I know it’s almost Christmas buuut I just got this bag and I just cannot wait to tell you all about it.

First of all it gives me so many girl boss feels. It’s amazing for a business situation but not strict and heavy so it’s perfect for the summer months for work as well as a night out. It is so versatile that if you are good with styling you can definitely also incorporate it in a winter outfit.

But what makes this bag as well as everything thing else from VT Thai special is the creating process. According to the site all of the materials used are from local suppliers and natural. Moreover, the bag you will be holding might take more than a month to create and almost a couple of weeks for preparing the material for weaving. It can be made only manually and not by machine so what you will get will definitely be one of a kind.

Every material carries a unique story behind it. For example, according to the site water Hyacinth has been brought by King Rama V to Thailand more than 100 years ago. At first, Water Hyacinth has been planted in the palace and then King Rama V passed it to his royal family in the palace. And then they gave it to Thai people.

All in all, it is an amazing unique bag that carries years of craftsmanship and history behind it and it’s an item that you will keep and wear for years.

Would you prefer a handmade bag? Let me know in the comments below.

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