Upcoming shopping days wishlist

Hi lovelies,

You might know October, November and December all about upcoming shopping days, where you can spend a thousand while saving a bit.

I think I have write like hundreds of times how to shop “wisely“. So in culumn:

  • check what you have
  • declutter what you do not need any more: sell-giveaway and then the trash
  • list what you need
  • cut those coupons which meets with your list
  • check the rest of the coupon and cut, which need in your mind
  • set your budget and plan your route
  • sleep
  • check you list and coupons again
  • go to shopping

I know it is takes much more time, but your purse will be greatful and if you do with a list and only the coupons which you have cut that’s make it easier.

I think I am so mad, but working in a Hotel and meeting a way to many people, I try to mimimaze to go any of the shopping malls, so will try to make only orders instead. Secondly I do not really have clothes or shoes, which I need to buy, of course one or two items from my wishlist would be great.

We would rather need some home decoration and furnitures: shelves, mirror, baskets ect.

Drugstore: the most biggest deals are in this categories, but unfortunately there is quite a few cruelty free brands in this section. Okay I know Always and Tampax are not so eco friendly, but I am not into reuseable mestuation things.

DM:

I have to do some research before:

Rossmann:

Of course I will have a look in other organic shops, like Madara, Apita  ect.

Stay turned for the haul!

xoxo,

 

 

Pieces to invest in this Autumn

Hi lovelies,

If you have read my last blog post, you might know that I made no shopping month. I have listed some products, which I will invest in druing the autumn/winter season.

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Natural fabric sweaters:

I love to wear cotton, wools, silk and really want to own a cashmere one. I am just stictly owning 5 pieces for years so I think just time to lever up.

CASHMERE SWEATER – arround a 100 EUR

Everlane (balck on the right), Naadam (browns on the top right)offers relatively cheap alternatives, I have to figure out if they ship to Hungary or stay to Massimo Dutti (on the left) or cheack at COS.

WOOL SWEATER– more warmer alternative

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Leather biker jacket

I think everyone needs one in their life a classic real leather black biker jacket. Sorry for vegans but natural fabric is much more long-wearing and sustainable than faux leather from plastic…

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Just adore that look on Barbara Palvin. But find a great one at Mango.

Silk bouse

It is an old time classic, which I would in off-white or beige, it is probably the wardest to find one- maybe a vintage one? Might be my granny has one?

Mom or relaxed jeans

I just really one to have an authentic 501 – preferebly in dark wash (on the right), but my mom do had one in the ’90s so tend to check in first (hers one is like the lighter).

Leather belt

I do not own any real lether belt, I only have one, which was with a dress, but now near to 30 I think it is time to invest a few classic: black, brown in a classic shape and a tiny waist belt.

Yeah these are my full outfit inspirations sorry. After writting that post I just convinced myself to check some second hand and vintage stores in the town (treasure hunting).

I guess I will do an October Haul soon, stay turned.

Xoxo,

 

 

Being SUSTAINABLE 1

Hi lovelies,

This is a continue of my previous post regarding the zero waste, so our goal is rather to reach a sustainable lifestyle. Firstly let me list you what we have already doing:

  • Transportation: In the city I use my bike when I can, so it is mostly form April to November and in all the other months I do use the public transportation, while my husband goes by car as we is working so far from home, but we usually takes his 2 fellow colleagues to work too. Going to the countryside I do use train, if we go by car we do use the car share. Note: also on holiday to Italy or Coatia we did and will share our car with 2 more people. Also about the car we do have an Opel Astra with 1.4 gasoline engine, as it is 12 years old now we want to change it into a plug-in hybrid with gasoline in ca. the same, mid-size maybe next year.
  • Recycle: since ever my parents rot and recycle at home, so it was so hard to find no recycle bin upon moving to Budapest, but thankfully we do have them now in the house, so we do have seperate bins for platic/metal and paper up in our flat too. So often I just leave the magazines, which I have bought to the neighbors. Yes this is one part, which we do want to improve! Also we do giveaway our clothes to a charity shop or take them to recycle.
  • Useless: If you have read my blog we try to shop only what we need that is why we constantly declutter and check our items at home. There are items, which are already on a regret to buy list. And trying to be a bit more minimal in terms of my clothes.
  • Drinking tap water: why should we drink mineral waters in a platic bottle if we have one of the best quality water in the world? I am always stare our guests how stupid is to take all the bottled waters up to their room or demand for complimentary bottles of water while drinking the free lemonade at the welcome desk, which made of tap water:). Yes we do buy syrup, which brand’s glass bottle is returnable.
  • More vegetables: as I can not be totally vegan nor vegetarian, so I decided to have one day in each week: so Tuesdays are my veggie days. It is mostly comes from my parents garden or the vegetable grocery next door.
  • Textile bag: I always carry one textile bag with me, however we have to update it more in the future.
  • Dairy: as I am having skincare issue due to milk, we try to reduce to consume these as low as possible, sometimes I do eat some cheese or a yoghurt, but a way much less then before.
  • Thermos: At work I already have a bottle for water and a tiny thermos mug for my coffee, so I am not wasting paper or pastic mugs everytime, like most of my colleagues do.

I think that is all what we do at the moment, but might missed out something, so coment your suggestions and I am going to continue with our steps to be sustainable.

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

H&M

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.

Zara

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,

 

 

10 things, which I regret to buy

Hi lovelies,

As you might know I have just started to do a kind of minimalism in my life, which contains a healthier and more experience focused life. In my January post I have promised to share my “Regrets to buys”, so here we go:

  1. Pre-prepared spices and food: these are really unhealthy, expensive and you can do it on your own, why to waste money on them? If I do not have time to cook I rather eat out or order or just eat some fruits or veggies… only one exception: if we are ona ski holiday.
  2. Clothes that does not meets my criteria: if you have read some of my previous posts I did changed my mind like a year ago, so I rather have less and buy quality instead of quantity. I still have to declutter, but my wardrobe nearly reached the perfect status.
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  3. Tons of cleaning products: as our flat is relatively small, we do not store up a lot of chemicals, now we only have: toilet cleaner, universal cleaner and a glass cleaner. All of them are ecological!
  4. Wipes: on a daily basis I do not use cleansing, makeup remover or toilette wipes, these are useful for travel but no need at home.wipe
  5. Non-Cruelty free beauty products: I think I do not need to explain, here are my posts in this subject:   MAC alternativesskin careBobbi Brown alternativesGetting cruelty freecaring-consumer
  6. Useless home decor: the nice little things, which do not fit or do not add any value to my home, like: hmgoepprod
  7. An extra one of something: we do only have 2 sets of bed-clothes, one bathroom rug set, 4 kitchen clothes ect. these are enough, do not need more sets of changing.
  8. Washer dryer: I really love the smell of the freshly washed clothes and our flat is so dry so I love to hang them for the night and press them afterwards. Of course it is more environment friendly too.
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  9. Pens and notebooks: since I am not at school I do not need tons of it and colorfulness- I admit some of them looks so good-, there are always some for free or giveaway with some magazines or get it as a gift.
  10. Takeaway coffee in use-once-only mug: I do not really go for takeaway, but if so I have a really nice Starbucks travel mug, which I usually carry with me.

I know I still have a lot to do in this topic, we ought to act soon as the human living is getting unsustainable and there will nothing left for theupcoming generations… so what are your regrets to buy?

So January happened

Hi lovelies,

January passed so quickly, with a lot of works and no relaxation at all. This year we had to skip holidays: no skiing at all, my heart is broken but we have to pay a lot because of our flat (tax) and furnitures. We have ordered our beautiful bed (damn expensive but healthy sleep is the most important), which is not here yet, but hopefully in February.

So Charity: most of the people dominate only at Christmas time, while it is not just only at these times would be necessary. I try to find one issues in each months and this January few bloggers and a Charity Service advertised #nemluxustaska aka #notaluxurybag campaign, which is to giveaway a bag with some beauty, makeup and cleansing stuff, which I just happy to join.

I have made an order at Feelunique.com to replace some of my MAC products from my decluttering last time. I have a budget, so I usually do smaller hauls on the way to become totally cruelty free

Urban Decay: All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Anti-Aging), Troublemaker Mascara and Perversion Mascara all in travel size to  try them out.

Hello JO: Bright Eyes Jelly Masks: it is a Korean (or might just lookalike) vegan skin care startup. I love under eye patches, specially the caffeine ones due to my dark under eye. I have just tried, but love the smell, the packaging.

Gifts: Philip Kingsley Weatherproof hairspray as it is 60 ml it is a pretty decent amount, I believe it is a works for a longwearing styling effect, so hopefully will work. antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask I have not tried yet, but I believe it is a cleaning and moutrising mask.

I hope you have enjoyed this little post, keep waiting for my regrets to buy.

Xoxo,

My top 10 Beauty products of 2018

Hi lovelies,

Finally our internet is o, so it is time to post and share my thoughts on my favourites of 2018. Okay, not all of them I had from the beggining of the year and might be they are not new to you, but these are the most used and loved for me.

Skincare:

Lixirskin: Electrogel Cleanser and Universal Emulsion cream (1-2.)- these products are not overthought, very basics and works with a relatively good INCI…

Pixi: Glow Tonic – I have already written about it this is just changed my skin in a good way. (3.)

Nature Box: Shower Gel coconut oil (4.)- It is a vegan shower gel, with an incredible sent… I still do not know if they are CF- probably will repurchase it more and more time (after I used up my Dove-s, which I got for Christmas)

Haircare:

Ouai-Wave spray(5): finally a save spray which not try my hair…

The Body Shop: Wild Argan Oil(6)- it is the best oil I have ever used for my hair. + my hubby love it for his beard

Make up :

Physicians Formula: Butter Bronzer- I had it at the end of 2017, but Since that it is my total favourite(7).

Nars: Orgasm blush(8)- the blush which Inhave used the most, just bought write before they sadly Landed in China, so I have nearly hit the pan…it will be so hard to replace

Too Faced: Better than Sex (9): it was in my 2017 fav too, but it is the number one mascara for me, even wear it without any other make up to often.

Bobbi Brown: Long-Wear Brow Pencil (10) in Blonde, it is not CF I know, but it is perfect, so will be replace soon as it is not having so much in, formula and size is much better than the pomade…

I hope you guys enjoyed my short list, what was your favourites of 2018?

Xoxo,

Trashed November

Hi lovelies,

Now it is time to share my cluttering November list, which is like a challenge to de- clutter: trash, sell, take away or dominate old or unused items of our house hold. I do suggest you all to do the same for a month and you will find so many things, which you do not need at all. The list will be day by day:

  1. 1rst November: Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick- TRASH (empty)
  2. 2nd November: All stationary: pens, pencils, which are not writing ect.- TRASH
  3. 3rd November: L’Oréal Stylista Beachwave- trash (dried my hair)+ Balea Hitze Schutz Spray TRASH(Empty)
  4. 4th November: At home hair painting kit –TRASH (rather go to a hairdresser)
  5. 5th November: old medicines RECYCLED? (took back to pharmacies)
  6. 6th November: Santa Run Costume of 2016- RECYCLED (H&M)
  7. 7th November: I was received a shoe from a guest, but it was not my size so take it to the Charity Store- GIVEAWAY
  8. 8th November: Old(my beloved Kiko blush was so empty, H&M- eyeshadow and Jack Union liner by Bobbi Brown), not working makeup (Nyx- Jumbo Pencil) –TRASH
  9. 10th November: 4 pairs of old shoe took to the charity shop GIVEAWAY
  10. 9th November: Unsubscribed 15 newsletters and deleted emails :)- GIVEAWAY
  11. 11th November: 5 pieces of clothes to the Charity Shop – GIVEAWAY
  12. 12th November: Empty Too Faced Mascara, BHA liquid and TBS cream – TRASH
  13. 13th November: Magazine and catalogue rack cleared –  RECYCLED
  14. 14th November: unopened MAC: Ruby Woo – SOLD
  15. 15th November: 6 MAC empties back to store- lipstick GIVEAWAY
  16. 16th November: two old bag and a belt taken to the Charity Shop- GIVEAWAY
  17. 17th November: empty bottles on the top of the kitchen kabinet- TRASH
  18. 18th November: old and broken iPad and hair iron back to the store- RECYCLED
  19. 19th November: MAC blush in Frankley Scarlet- SOLD
  20. 20th November: Unopened alcohols, which we will never drink – GIVEAWAY
  21. 21rst November: 3 old, torn T-shirt reused as a cleaning clothes- RECYCLED/TRASH
  22. 22nd November: some books- GIVEAWAY
  23. 23rd November: torn faux leather skirt into TRASH
  24. 24th November: GIVEAWAY or throw away to TRASH some bijous
  25. 25th November: Paper bags to the recycling bin- RECYCLED
  26. 26th November: Scarves, Gloves and Hats to the Charity Shop- GIVEAWAY
  27. 27th November: unused Zoeva Strobe gel- SOLD
  28. 28th November: old and unused sewing materials- RECYCLED/TRASH
  29. 29th November: Old documents to the TRASH using by a document shredder
  30. 30th November: 2 box of Christmas GIVEAWAY (old and new stuffs)

So summarizing this whole month action firstly I have to say that all of you should try this challenge, it is really helps to clean out your flat space and also your mind will be up-to-date by finding a lot of forgotten stuffs. Secondly try to give away as much as possible to charities or friends or family members, because might be something useless for you but also useful for someone else. Sometimes it is really hard to find something everyday to take away, we do still have some wedding decorations, which most be sold or take giveaway, but completely not to the trash.

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So some items are useless for you, but might be usueful for someone else. There will be always items, which you can not keep or give away, so you have to clutter them to the trash, but always think about recycle them.

Xoxo,