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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Ridiculously easy ways to spice up your braids!  

Put a ring on it

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Courtesy of the lovely Shay Mitchell an amazing idea to give your braids something extra. Just put a ring on it! (Or a lot of them!) No one can stop you. You can go crazy with it but I do love the subtle and sophisticated look Shay has opted for. My braids will never be ringless!!

Cuff it


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Hair cuffs are really easy to find and use. They can turn even the most simple ponytail into a put together, unique look. You can even find them embedded on hair elastics. Same amount of effort for a gorgeous look? Yes please!

Braid it!


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No I haven’t gotten crazy… Yet! While braiding your hair you can add a ribbon making them a lot more unique!

Do you have a different way of spicing up your braids? Let me know in the comments below! Which one is your favorite???

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5 reasons why you should start your own blog.

A lot of people go into the blogging industry dreaming fame and money. Unfortunately the blogging world is pretty competitive and an easy success is not realistic. But there is way more to blogging than it meets the eye. So here are some realistic reasons why you should create your own blog.

  •  Creating Relationships

Even if its a comment every once in a while or a casual conversation the blogging community from my personal experience is very nice. By creating your blog you get the chance to talk with people, exchange ideas and even make new friends.

  • Improve Your Writing

By writing a lot of posts you can evolve and improve your writing without the anxiousness of grades and strict teachers.

  • Create a Portfolio

If you are interested in the writing, social media, blogging, youtubing, marketing….. etc. industries chances are your potential bosses will want to review your work. Having a blog that you have worked on for a long time ready for submission makes things a lot easier.

  • Attract Opportunities

As you must be aware blogging is a growing field. This means that companies are interested in bloggers and having a blog might get you an invite to a cool event or even a free product to try out. Of course you should not begin blogging just for that but its a great addition to all of the above.

  • Create

Every person is different. But we all have the need to express ourselves. By creating new blogging content you have a nice hobby through which you can show your true self in a fun way.

Why did you start blogging? Let me know in the comments below.

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The easiest way to switch up your space with Desenio.

There are times that we feel like we want to switch up our spaces. But if you don’t want to spend a fortune or a lot of time there are not many things you can do. An easy way to make a change in your space without breaking the bank is with posters.

Desenio offers a wide variety of posters suitable for every different space and taste.

I wanted something for my bedroom wall since my DIY was not really successful. I chose these three gorgeous A4 posters to fit in my tiny space.

I chose this little minimalistic Breathe Poster because sometimes we ned to remind ourselves to relax and take it easy.

I also chose this Diamond Poster because look at it!!!

Last, I got this Don Draper Poster with an inspiring quote because who doesn’t need some inspiration?

Although I didn’t do anything significant my room really changed and I love the way it turned out.

And the kind people at Desenio are offering my followers 25% off posters* with the code NAYA between 12th – 14th of December.

*Except for handpicked-/collaboration posters and frames”.

Check out Desenio and let me know what you think.

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Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow – Review 

Today I will be talking about a product I fell in love with. When I received it I had no idea it even existed and I hadn’t realized how much I needed it.

What is it?


According to the website it’s a “Light-reflecting face primer”.

What does it do?

It’s core of fluorescent light diffuser will capture light to illuminate the skin. It will smooth over wrinkles and its anti-aging properties will stimulate collagen, enhancing skin elasticity.

The packaging.

Charlotte Tilbury’s packaging is gorgeous and this is not any different. It has a clear body embellished with the classic Charlotte Tilbury reddish brown and coppery rose gold that is also on the lid.

The formula.

As far as the formula is concerned it is really hydrating and smooth. But it is really sheer so do not expect any “makeup like” coverage.

How to use it?

  1. First a foremost as a primer underneath your foundation. I personally don’t use it as a primer just because it is really subtle and I feel foundation covers it’s gorgeous shine.
  2. As a foundation topper. (My personal favorite.) Having combination to oily skin I always go for matte foundations thus I cannot achieve the on-trend dewy look  that all of the makeup world is raving about. But now with the Wonderglow I can get the brightness back on my skin without the oiliness of a non-matte foundation. It’s the best of both worlds really.
  3. On its own for your no makeup days to give a simple glow. But because as I mentioned it doesn’t provide any coverage you will probably end up throwing a BB cream in the mix.

Would I recommend it?

Yes! For someone who wishes to achieve a dewy everyday look. Especially for older ages when the skin loses some of its brightness, elasticity and moisture it is a must.

Have you tried any Charlotte Tilbury products? Let me know in the comments below!

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

Five models that are not afraid to be different!   

For a lot of years fashion had a pretty specific type that was considered “pretty”. Unfortunately that type was far from reality. Discrimination and false idea of beauty is still a huge problem for the fashion industry but we have taken huge steps to the right direction. So here are my five  favorite models!

  1. Iskra Lawrence   A stunning blonde that is not afraid to be goofy and kick the haters in the butt! Plus totally Instagram goals!
  2. Winnie Harlow   A gorgeous 21 year old that showed us beauty is everywhere. Even in a chronic skin condition!
  3. Rebekah Marine  A beautiful badass that needs to star in a sci-fi film ASAP! Can someone make it happen?
  4. Madeline Stuart   The cutest nineteen year old that puts the rest of us nineteen year olds to shame! ( Can sitting on my laptop be considered changing the world? No? Ok…)
  5. Philomena Kwao   Another stunning woman showing us that all sizes and colors are beautiful in their own unique way!

Who is the model that you look up to? Let me know in the comments below!

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