Last Week in Photos #9: Talking Too Much About Toothpaste!

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Einstein | Turkish Delight | Fluff’s belly | a new buddy | Lime My Cola
new coat | beer&friends | another buddy | toothpastes | Spring

Einstein is the newest cat we befriended! He is still scared and doesn’t really know if he wants to stay and be patted or run away from us but once he sniffs your hand he is all yours. Also, can you see how big Fluff’s belly is? Can’t wait to meet the little cubs!! And the bug is another friend we made this past week… but then he flew away without leaving his number or address. Oh, bugs.

We tried a lot of new weird stuff this week like special Turkish Delight (I used to eat a lot of those when I was a kid because Mom was obsessed with them) and the Lime My Cola yogurt that has a very kinky Cola bottle.

Mom got me a new coat that I simply adore! Mom buys me a lot of stuff from second hand stores and she understand better and better what I like to wear and what not and this coat is just the best thing she purchased for me ever! And even more, it was new! With the label still on and everything and it’s from Stella McCartney for H&M collection and it was probably more than 10 times cheaper than its original price. Isn’t that crazy?

And the dog from a some Last Week in Photos ago. He is too cute not to mention it. Also, this week we went out quite a lot despite the fact we had no money. But Spring is here so YEEY!! Oh, and we got some new toothpastes… the one for gums is gone (we both have sensible gums so…) and I loved it, the baby one appeared out of nowhere (well, Vlad got it from a guy who went to the dentist and got a lot of free toothpaste samples) and the Total Advanced Whitening is our new toothpaste – I wanted to repurchase the one for gums but they were sold out.

Anyway, Spring is here so yeey! (Saying it twice is always better!)

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February&March Favourites 2♥13

Long time since my last faves, right? Well February wasn’t long and there weren’t many things to talk about so I decided to just skip it and combine the stuff from February with those from March. Hence why the long gap time between the last faves post and this one.

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Starting with skincare and body products:

  • another natural soap that I started using in February (it’s a heart so it made sense). This one is not made by my aunt, but it’s still great. There are hints of mango and citrus if you sniff it but nothing too much or artificial which is why I love it. I know it doesn’t have a nice colour or anything but it’s better for your skin, trust me!
  • I had this Mitchum deodorant for quite some time but thought it was weird to talk about it. It is pricey for a deodorant but it’s the best one ever! As for the 48 hours? That is true too! The one for women has a sweet smell I don’t really fancy but it’s not too in your face, but the one for men smells amazing – my boyfriend has one and he loves it too.
  • this makeup remover milk from Gerovital Plant has only one flaw: you finish it too fast!! It does clean your face (not the best out there, but still works) and I love works great with my face, it’s gentle and easy to use.
  • and the greatest discovery of March: the Garnier BB Cream for oily skin. I had the original Garnier BB Cream for quite some time (this product last a lot even if you use it daily) but I wasn’t in love or anything because 1. I have oily skin and I needed a lot of face powder after I applied it and 2. it was a little bit darker than my face – this is the problem with this BB Cream, it only has the shades light and medium (and light isn’t that light!). But then I tried the one for oily skin and, boy, it is perfect for me. it goes mat on the skin so no need for powder and for whatever reason the light shade from this one is lighter than the light shade from the original BB cream.

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In February and March I used more makeup than in January but I decided to only talk about the best of the best, you know.

  • I wore more color than the liliac purple and that gorgeous grey but these two I used the most. The Lively Liliac from Rimmel London is one of my favourite purplish varnishes that I have (and I have a few shades of purple, really) and it felt perfect for the beginning of Spring (Spring is still not here, though). As for the VIP Grey from Astor… well, it was my favourite nail polish for the last three or four years and I used it so much that now it’s over! It’s quite a new thing for me. I used to finish an entire nail polish only when I was 14-15 and I only painted my nails with the same shade of red, but since my nail polish collection grew I didn’t imagine this will happen. Had to say good bye and it was hard.
  • another nail related thing is a nail butter from Oriflame. I am not the best at manicure or pedicure but I had this nail butter and decided to use it and it’s great. I have no idea what it should do but I use it when my nails are really dry (and they get very dry from the nail polish remover that I’m using and hating) or for my cuticles.
  • I played with quite some eyeshadows, most of them neutrals or soft green, but this quad from E.L.F. was my every single day go to. It’s called Matte Mauve and it’s perfect for a soft look or no-makeup-look. It also brightens your eyes. The pigmentation is not great and it doesn’t last all day, but I wasn’t really looking for any of those so it worked.
  • I did go a little crazy for red lips and rediscovered a red lipstick I used to only use for parties or events (because it’s a little bit sparkly). It’s Love Red from an Oriflame limited collection. It’s very moisturizing and lasts a lot on your lips (if you don’t drink or eat). I love that it’s pretty sheer but buildable. Used with a red lip-pencil it can last for hours!

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Random faves time!! Since Winter wasn’t gone and because I re-organized the closets I discovered some items I didn’t wear in the Winter time so decided to have fun with them (the only good part about Spring not being here yet).

  • the red sweater is my favourite and I sad when I realized that I ignored it all Winter! It’s so soft and cute – too bad it’s pretty complicated to wash.
  • in March I made a passion for greens so I wore a lot of green clothes. My favourite was a neon green short-sleeved sweater. I am not a neon fan but I discovered the sweater in a second hand store and it was cute (bought it last Summer) but I forgot to wear it.
  • most of the times I paired the neon green sweater with a dark green cardigan because they complimented each other in a great way. The cardigan is pretty long and it only had buttons in the chest area.
  • let’s call my toothbrush a fashion accessory, ok? It’s my new toothbrush and I get quite obsessed with buying a new toothbrush but since I was in a love-green-for-ever mood it was pretty easy to choose.
  • and my favourite food: my cereals! They are 77% whole grains and they are perfect with any kind of yogurt. They are made by Kaufland and have a pretty ok price.

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More random things: black gel pens! As you can see one of the pens is dead by now so I don’ lie when I see they are my favourites. And my new planner (not so new, but it was new in February)!!

Last Week in Photos #7: Still Winter

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lovely tea | a view of the sky | Castle and Plant
buds | wrestling | learning Hiragana
me in red | sketches for the comics | weekend food with friends

Remember how last time Winter was coming back? Well… after some days of really really hot weather, Winter decided to stay and it snowed again. But the ugly part was the wind and the cold and… the fact that it all happened during the weekend!!

Last week  I discovered an awesome tea sent by a pen-pal. It was delicious! I started watching Wrestling again (and it’s addicting, again) and I am just in time for Wrestlemania! YES!

I re-organized the closets and I discovered an old favourite of mine: my super warm red sweater. Didn’t dare to put in the box with the other Winter clothes because I didn’t have the chance to wear it this Winter and since we had some cold weather I enjoyed it!!

I started learning Japanese again and this time I focus on writing too and right now I try to learn Hiragana while not falling behind with the drawings for school (for the comics class we have to draw some psychological test and we aren’t supposed to know the signification of the elements, but I already know the test…).

We spent the weekend with friends and cooked some delicious stuff and we played Silent Hill games and watched a Korean horror movie. I know there is no cat in the photo-set so here’s some Mogu for you:

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Last Week in Photos #6

Well… I had so many nice pictures that I did two photo-sets.

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my BB cream | aromatherapy | Art History
letters | olives | the market
Titi enjoying the sun | popcorn & anime | cats

My week was full and seemed so long!! I had fun with makeup and I just fall in love with the Garnier BB Cream for oily skin (but more about that on my monthly favourites post – will be posted at the end of the month). I made the house smell lovely with an aromatherapy oil that smells like cookies (it would be more suitable for Winter but guess what? it snowed!!) while I worked for school and I am so in love with art history (contemporary art history to be more exact) that I still think I made a mistake not going choosing art history over fine arts (I applied for both).

Mailed some letters and packages and did more trips to the market (I love it!!) where I discovered some sweet apples and other great goodies. And I spent my days snacking on olives – I go crazy when it comes to olives!! And I also made some butter popcorn for the latest Chihayafuru 2 episode. The cats were enjoying the sunny days, Titi especially.

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a cute dog | fries | a new cat
tuna sandwich | me | Spring flowers
library | snow | a bubble bath

Talking about cats, me and my boyfriend kept changing the routes to the market in order to discover new cats and we did. Also, see that dog? He is my new friend, he is always there when I am alone but every time I try to show him to my boyfriend the dog doesn’t show (took the picture because Vlad kept saying I may be going crazy).

I ate a lot of salads these days, but when your boyfriend makes fries you can’t say no, right? Also, I did an awesome tuna sandwich – a new recipe I tried and also shared it on the blog.

Last week we had a snowy day. I was pretty happy though the snow did not last and I was happy about that too. I spent my snowy day at the Uni library doing research on Pop Art (Andy Warhol especially) – the snowy photo is from my Uni courtyard.

Last weekend, my boyfriend made me a sweet gift – he washed the bathtub and prepared a bubble bath for me. He bought me some effervescent balls that colored the water (we did blue this time but I still have a red one and a yellow one). The rubber duckies you see are Cam and Mitchell and they are gay. I still play with toys.

Cook with Me: An American Sandwich

I love sharing recipes and I used to do it all the time on my ex-blog so why not do it here too?

This sandwich is not really American (or maybe it is I don’t know) but I used bagels instead of normal buns because LIDL had the American Week last week and my boyfriend bought me some bagels! Keep in mind that the ingredients are for two persons.

saa1Ingredients: bagels (or normal buns if you don’t have any bagels at hand), one tomato, a can of tuna (in oil or natural, but not with chili or tomato sauce… you can try if you want), two spring onions (you can replace them with a small white onion or even mix them).

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More ingredients: mayonnaise (you need like two-three teaspoons but I didn’t really measured or anything), salt & white pepper (you can use black, but we only had white).

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Try to get rid of the oil or the juice of the tuna, then add it in bowl. Cut the onion and add them to the bowl and then add the mayo, salt and pepper and mix them together. Cut the bagels in half, put some of the tuna-mix, then add some tomato slices (we also added some onion because we had some more and no idea what to do with them).

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It is really delicious and a pretty nice idea for brunch (weekend is pretty close). Unfortunately I am allergic to tuna and I can’t eat too much so after I have a sandwich I need to wait like a week or so for another one. And the bad part is that tuna is one of my favourite things in the world and I also know another tuna sandwich recipe that was my favourite meal for years!!

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Let me know if you try it. Bon appetit!

Last Week in Photos #5

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Japanese Graphics Now | Harry Potter #2 | cookies
snowdrops | market | market again
new cats | Illustration Now | Mogu

I had a very busy week. Spent most of it reading albums and books for school, but I also did some what I like to call “pleasure-reading” though I do not mind books for school (except when they are in French). I finished Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and I am now reading A Game of Thrones.

Friday we went on a trip to the market and I was just so so happy. The market is back to life and there are so many healthy fruits and veggies! It was lovely. My boyfriend also bought me some snowdrops because he knew my Dad used to buy me snowdrops in the Spring.

And we have some new cats in the neighbourhood. Haven’s spent much time with them but I will, soon.

This Week’s Meals

My best friend dared me to cook something this week and write a post about it on the blog. I didn’t cook something crazy or difficult, but she said nothing about the food being fancy or whatever which is why I think these meals will suffice.

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A few days ago I made a yummy yummy salad with half a cabbage, two carrots and an apple. Can you imagine how delicious was the salad? And I think we need to thank the apple. For dressing I used a little bit of mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. If you feel like it you can also add one or two boiled eggs. If you care too much about calories, replace the mayo with some low-fat yogurt. This salad was filled with deliciousness

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And because Spring is here the market is ALIVE!! (Not that it was dead in the Winter time, but it was a little bit boring and pricey.) I did some shopping and I prepared a Mediterranean-inspired salad. Some spinach leaves, some cherry tomatoes, olives and feta cheese, and for dressing just some olive oil and vinegar, salt and pepper. It was amazing!

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And today I was in the mood for mashed potatoes. So I made some and it’s super yummy! Guess you all know how to make mashed potatoes, but if not… here’s how: you will need 6 medium potatoes (for four serves), piled and cut in small pieces. Put water over them and put it on medium fire – you boil them until the potatoes are soft enough to mash. Then you get rid of the remaining water, add some butter, milk and salt, pepper and mash, mash, mash!