vineri, 29 iunie 2012

Eau Thermale Avène Cold Cream Hand Cream


Avène thermal spring water (soothes and moisturizes); white beeswax (nourishes); glycerin (moisturizes); sucralfate (forms a barrier on skin to prevent irritation and promote healing).

This hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic formula hydrates and soothes dry, cracked hands. It is non-greasy, although meant for dry skin. It is long-lasting and quickly restored into the skin. It moisturizes and leaves hands feeling silky with a matte finish. It also cares for your nails, keeping the cuticles moist and preventing dry skin. It is incredibly rich and contains thermal spring water from France. It has a pleasant mild floral scent. The small package makes it handbag/pocket friendly and easy to be carried with you when traveling.
I have to “Cons” for this product, while, as you can see, the “Pros” list is endless.

Quantity: 75 ml
Price: approximately 40 RON, available in pharmacies.


Avene Crema pentru maini cu apa termala

Apa termala de izvor Avene (hidrateaza si catifeleaza); ceara alba (hraneste in profunzime); glicerina (hidrateaza); sulcralfat (creeaza un strat protector la nivelul pielii, previne iritatiile si accelereaza vindecarea).

Formula sa hipoalergenica si noncomedogenica hidrateaza si catifeleaza mainile uscate si crapate. Nu este grasa, desi este destinata pielii uscate. Efectul de hidratare dureaza, iar crema este usor absorbita in piele. Inmoaie si lasa mainile matasoase, avand un finish mat. Este benefica si pentru unghii, pastrand cuticulele moi si prevenind uscarea acestora. Este incredibil de hidratanta si contine apa termala de izvor din Franta. Are o aroma usor florala, placuta. Tubul mic o face practica si usor de transportat in calatorii.
Nu am identificat argumente contra acestui produs, insa, asa cum puteti vedea mai sus, lista punctelor forte este interminabila.
Cantitate: 75 ml
Pret: aproximativ 40 RON, disponibila in farmacii

joi, 28 iunie 2012

Jessica Alba- Just perfect


Jessica Alba is one of those movie stars who just seem to have it all. Style and beauty included. Let’s take a look at some of her outfits:


Jessica Alba este una dintre starurile de cinema care par sa le aiba pe toate. Ma refer aici si la stil si frumusete. Iata cateva dintre tinutele purtate de ea:

miercuri, 27 iunie 2012

Comfy in Pastels


This is something comfy that I put together for an evening walk in the port last week-end.
Pants: Piazza Italia Rome; top: Kiabi; sweater: Glow; sandals: Peacocks; bag: local store.
Hope you like it!


Aceasta este o tinuta confortabila pe care am ales sa o port pentru o plimbare de seara in port week-end-ul trecut.
Pantaloni: Piazza Italia Roma; top: Kiabi; pulover: Glow; sandale: Peacocks; geanta: magazin local.
Sper sa va placa!

marți, 26 iunie 2012

Tres metros sobre el cielo (Three steps above heaven)


Directed by: Fernando Gonzalez Molina
Cast: Mario Casas, Maria Valverde, Alvaro Cervantes, Marina Salas, Diego Martin, Nerea Camacho, Pablo Rivero, Cristina Plazas, Jordi Bosch

The movie tells the story of two people who belong to different worlds. Babi (Maria Valverde) is an innocent girl with a good education, coming from a rich and respected family. Hache (Mario Casas) is a case lost to society, rebellious, impulsive, with a high appetite for risk and danger, materialized in illegal motorbike races and fights. A series of events bring them together and soon they develop feeling for each other, discovering their first great love. Hache gradually becomes more tender, while Babi shows her rebellious side. I will let you discover the ending of this beautiful love story on your own.
I can only tell you that the continuation of the movie, “Tengo ganas de ti” (I want you) was just released on Friday and that I am looking forward to seeing it!

I leave you with some pictures and the theme song of the movie, Cecilia Krull, "Something's Triggered". Enjoy!
 Trei metri deasupra cerului

Regizor: Fernando Gonzalez Molina
Distributie: Mario Casas, Maria Valverde, Alvaro Cervantes, Marina Salas, Diego Martin, Nerea Camacho, Pablo Rivero, Cristina Plazas, Jordi Bosch


Acest film spune povestea a doi oameni care provin din lumi diferite. Babi (Maria Valverde) este o fata inocenta, cu o educatie buna, membra a unei familii bogate si respectate. Hache (Mario Casas) este un caz pierdut pentru societate, rebel, impulsiv, cu un apetit ridicat pentru risc si pericol, materializate in participarea la curse ilegale de motocicleta si batai. O serie de evenimente ii aduc impreuna si, curand, dezvolta sentimente unul pentru celalalt, descoperind prima mare dragoste. Hache devine gradual mai tandru, in vreme ce Babi isi dezvaluie latura rebela. Va voi lasa pe voi sa descoperiti finalul acestei frumoase povesti de dragoste.
Pot doar sa va spun ca vineri a fost premiera continuarii acestei pelicule, “Tengo ganas de ti” (Te vreau) si ca abia astept sa o vizionez!

Va las cu o serie de poze si melodia laitmotiv a acestei pelicule, Cecilia Krull, "Something's Triggered". Enjoy! 

luni, 25 iunie 2012

Seafood by Navis


As promised, I am back with my story of Saturday night's dinner. Navis is a recently opened small restaurant by the Black Sea, in the touristical port of Constanta. It has good food for reasonable prices, so its terrace is always full of people. We had saurel brine, fried saurels with lemon and garlic dip and tempura calamari with lemon. Don’t they look delicious?


Asa cum am promis, am revenit cu povestea cinei de sambata seara. Navis este un mic restaurant deschis recent pe malul Marii Negre, in portul turistic Constanta. Ofera mancare buna la preturi rezonabile, asa ca terasa sa este intotdeauna plina de oameni. Noi am servit saramura de stavrizi, stavrizi prajiti cu lamaie si sos de usturoi si calamar pane cu lamaie. Nu-i asa ca arata delicios?

duminică, 24 iunie 2012

Outfit of the Day- Saturday in the Port


Hello, everyone! Last night, I went to a newly opened restaurant from the port of Constanta for dinner. I had a great time and I will show you pictures of the food in a next post. Here is what i wore:
Dress: Promod; sandals: H&M; bag: no name; watch : DKNY.
Have a wonderful Sunday (despite the rain outside)!


Buna tuturor! Aseara, am cinat la un restaurant proaspat deschis in portul turistic Constanta. Va voi povesti mai multe si va voi arata poze cu mancarea in urmatoarea postare. Iata ce am purtat:
Rochie : Promod; sandale: H&M;  geanta: no name; ceas: DKNY.
O duminica minunata (in ciuda ploii de afara)!

vineri, 22 iunie 2012

So called “singers” who have no idea what they are singing about


I’ve been noticing for quite some time the evolution of Romanian music lately. I’ve also heard many people complaining about being literally bombarded with meaningless sounds, words and/or word combinations on the radio. What it even worse, some of these so-called “singers” are attempting to represent us abroad, by going international, but have ridiculously simplistic lyrics, lots of mistakes and a crippled English knowledge.
One example that I’ve spotted recently is Alexandra Stan’s latest song, “Lemonade”. Take the chorus, for instance:
“Sunny, happy with the music, no money (???)/I’m taking you in holiday/Sipping in a lemonade”
I’ve highlighted two serious mistakes: she could have easily said: “I’ll take you on a holiday” and “sipping on a lemonade”, to make the lyrics at least correct, although still not logical. I’ve heard someone asking : “how are you going to take him on a holiday, since you have no money?”. Ok, I can understand that not everyone speaks perfect English, but at this level, at least as a sign of respect for your fans, you can get a professional to help you correct your lyrics.
Also, an overused line that you can easily recognize in many songs lacking logic and inspiration is “I just want you to see/ You’re the only one for me”. Does it ring a bell? I know I switch to a different frequency when I hear those words on the radio. It’s just an overused cliché. It is present in this song, too, of course: “I was so alone/ And now I really wanna make you come along/ I just want you to see/ You’re the only one for me(???)”. I could easily go on, because the entire song is full of such examples, but I don’t want to bore you. This “song” is only an example that I’ve used to highlight a negative trend. Indeed, some of the biggest “hits” on the radio today have lyrics that seem to have been scrabbled together by primates.
It is sad and shameful that the true values don’t reach the success of such anonymous wannabes and that low quality (or the complete lack of it) sells so much nowadays.


Asa-numiti “cantareti” care habar nu au despre ce canta

Observ de ceva timp evolutia din ultima vreme a muzicii romanesti. Am auzit multe persoane plangandu-se ca sunt literalmente bombardate cu onomatopee, cuvinte si/sau combinatii de cuvinte lipsite de sens la radio. Mai mult, unii dintre acesti asa-numiti “cantareti” au pretentia sa ne reprezinte peste hotare, desi promoveaza melodii cu versuri ridicol de simpliste, pline de greseli si intr-o limba engleza beteaga.
Un exemplu pe care l-am remarcat recent este ultima piesa a Alexandrei Stan, “Lemonade”. Sa luam, de exemplu,refrenul:
“Insorit, bucuros de muzica , fara bani (???)/ Te iau pe vacanta/ Sorbind intr-o limonada” (am incercat sa adaptez traducerea ridicolului versului original J ).
Am subminiat doua greseli flagrante: putea foarte usor sa spuna: “te iau intr-o vacanta” si “sorbind dintr-o limonada”, pentru ca versurile sa fie macar corecte, desi lipsite de logica. Am auzit pe cineva intrebandu-se: “Cum il vei duce intr-o vacanta, daca afirmi ca nu ai bani?”. Nu toata lumea vorbeste limba engleza perfect, insa, la acest nivel, macar in semn de respect pentru fani, se poate apela la ajutorul unui profesionist care sa corecteze versurile piesei.
De asemenea, o replica mult prea uzitata pe care o puteti usor recunoaste in multe melodii lipsite de logica si inspiratie este: “Vreau doar sa vezi/ Ca esti singurul (potrivit) pentru mine”. Suna cunoscut? Eu schimb mereu frecventa la radio cand aud asa ceva. Este doar un cliseu invechit. Bineinteles ca este prezent si in aceasta melodie: “Eram atat de singura/ Si acum chiar vreau sa vii si tu/ Vreau doar sa vezi/ Ca esti singurul (potrivit) pentru mine (???)”. As putea continua extrem de usor, pentru ca intreg cantecul este plin de asemenea exemple, insa intentia mea nu este aceea de a va plictisi. Aceasta “melodie” este doar un exemplu la care am apelat pentru a sublinia o tendinta negativa. Unele dintre cele mai difuzate “hituri” de la radio in ziua de azi au versuri care par a fi litere grupate aleator, ca intr-un joc de Scrabble jucat de primate.
Este trist si rusinos ca adevaratele valori nu ating succesul unor astfel de impostori anonimi si ca slaba calitate (sau lipsa cu desavarsire a acesteia) “vinde” atat de mult in ziua de azi.

joi, 21 iunie 2012

Pink Box June Revealed


Yesterday I received the Pink Box for June, after having been notified via e-mail of its submission on Tuesday.
I was impressed with the packaging- the pink box which I will utilize to store other cosmetic products. It is made out of cardboard and the interior is printed with stars. The products were wrapped in purple paper and tied with a ribbon. For each product, the Pink Box team added a card with a short description, the availability and price of the full-size version.


 Here’s what I received:

Bioderma after-sun milk 100 ml- it has an incredible smell and will be extremely useful this summer, after the beach. It is suitable for both body and face. I haven’t tried any Bioderma products before, so I was happy to receive this one.

Eucerin mini feet repair cream with 10% urea, 15 ml- especially useful in the summer season, when we all want our feet to look gorgeous in sandals.

Dermaglin Bio mask- recommended for +35 years. I received two and, since they are not suitable for my age, I will give them to my mother.

Bronnley Shower Gel- the mini version- 50 ml, with a fresh orange and jasmine scent, perfect for the summer time and practical for traveling, due to its small package. The full size product is 300 ml and costs 45 RON.

“Family” make-up removers -70 pieces.

Ravisant “Funky” bracelet- in neon pink with a small Swarowski crystal- I saw that other bloggers complained about its size, but it is adjustable. I like the fact that it’s fashionable, since neon colours rule this season. It makes me think of a lucky charm and I will wear it gladly.

Another surprise was a 20% code for online orders from TinaR.

Speaking about my expectations related to the contents on this box, I would have loved to find the Keune haircare caps that I saw in Pink Box reviews by other bloggers. I’ve used them previously and loved them. I also misinterpreted a teaser on the Pink Box Facebook page and was expecting to receive the micellar water by Bioderma. I am curious to try the Mario Badescu products, so I would have enjoyed to receive one.

I appreciated the fast delivery and the Facebook page activity of the Pink Box team (I noticed that they are very attentive and constantly preoccupied to address questions and concerns). One important piece of information is that if you feel completely dissatisfied with the contents of the box, you are able to return it and get refunded, except for the delivery expenses, which shall be in your account.

Overall, I was happy with the Pink Box contents. Have you ordered Pink Box? If so, what products did you receive? If you wish to order your Pink Box, you can do it here (only for Romania)- the price is 44 RON, delivery included.

I want to thank once more the Pink Box team and Iguanitza, on whose blog I won a 100% voucher for my Pink Box order.


Am primit ieri prin curier Pink Box-ul de iunie, dupa ce marti fusesem anuntata pe mail de trimiterea coletului.
M-a impresionat placut ambalajul –cutiuta roz, pe care o voi utiliza pentru a depozita alte produse cosmetice. Este realizata din carton, iar in interior are imprimate stelute. Produsele erau impachetate in hartie mov si legate cu o panglica. Pentru fiecare produs in parte, cei de la Pink Box au adaugat cate un cartonas cu o scurta descriere, disponibilitatea si pretul pentru varianta full-size.

Iata ce am primit:

Bioderma Photoderm Lotiune reparatoare dupa plaja, varianta 100 ml- are un miros incredibil si imi va fi extrem de utila in aceasta vara, dupa plaja. Este potrivita atat pentru corp, cat si pentru ten. Nu am mai utilizat produse marca Bioderma anterior, asa ca acesta este binevenit.

Eucerin crema reparatoare cu 10% uree pentru picioare-varianta mini, 15 ml . Utila mai ales in sezonul estival, cand ne dorim ca picioarele noastre sa arate perfect in sandale.

Masca purificatoare si nutritiva Dermaglin
- recomandata pentru +35 ani.  Sunt 2 pliculete, pe care i le voi oferi mamei mele.

Gel de dus Bronnley- varianta mini, 50 ml, cu aroma fresh de portocale si iasomie, perfect pentru vara si potrivit pentru calatorii, datorita dimensiunii flaconului.  Produsul full size are 300 ml si costă 45 lei.

Dischete demachiante Family-70 buc.

Bratara Ravisant “Funky”, roz neon cu un mic cristal Swarowski- am vazut ca alte bloggerite s-au plans de dimensiunea ei, insa este reglabila.  Imi place ca este in tendinte, pentru ca anul acesta culorile neon detin suprematia. Ma duce cu gandul la un mic talisman aducator de noroc si o voi purta cu placere.

O ultima surpriza este codul de 20% reducere pentru comenzile online TinaR.

Referindu-ma la asteptarile mele legate de continutul cutiutei, mi-as fi dorit sa primesc capsulele pentru par de la Keune pe care le-am regasit in povestile altor bloggerite. Le-am utilizat anterior si mi-au placut foarte mult. De asemenea, vazusem un teaser publicat de cei de la Pink Box pe pagina lor de facebook si ma asteptam ca produsul Bioderma sa fie apa micelara. Sunt curioasa sa testez produsele Mario Badescu si m-as fi bucurat sa primesc unul.

 Sunt laudabile promptitudinea livrarii si activitatea de pe Facebook a celor de la Pink Box (am observant ca sunt foarte atenti si raspund constant la intrebari si nelamuriri). Este important de stiut ca, in cazul in care continutul cutiutei va nemultumeste complet, o puteti returna (cu conditia sa nu fi deschis produsele) si primi banii inapoi (cu exceptia costului transportului, care va fi suportat de voi)

Per total, eu ma declar multumita de continut. Voi ati comandat Pink Box? Daca da,ce surprize v-a rezervat cutiuta primita? Dacă doriți să comandați Pink Box, o puteți face aici -pretul este de 44 de lei, incluzand transportul prin curier.
Multumesc inca o data echipei Pink Box si Iguanitzei, pe blogul careia am castigat vocherul de 100% reducere pentru comandarea cutiutei roz.

miercuri, 20 iunie 2012

La Bastidane Orange Blossom Body Lotion

Today I want to tell you about the present offered by the MarieClaire magazine June issue.
You are free to choose from various present options:
Summer dresses in various colours: blue/purple/white/black
Full-size cosmetic products offered by Marionnaud
·         La Bastidane shower gel, cream soap, body butter, body scrub, perfume
·         Wastsons cream soap, body scrub, hand cream, body butter, shower gel, shampoo and body lotion.

My choice was the La Bastidane body lotion. The producer is based in France. It is a light product, perfect for the summer time, refreshing, with orange flower scent, enriched with sweet almond oil.

What I like:
It hydrates and soothes the skin
It has a very pleasant, invigorating, sweet and sour, citrus-fresh smell
Non-greasy, perfect for the summer season, easily absorbed by the skin
Practical and hygienical package, with small pump, for a better dosage

What I don’t like:
The slight stinging sensation after application, due to the alcohol in its composition

The price on the Marionnaud website is  61 Ron for 250 ml of product, so the purchase with the Marie Claire magazine  for only 12.90 RON is a great deal.

Lotiune de corp delicata cu floare de portocal La Bastidane

Astazi vreau sa va vorbesc despre cadoul primit la achizitionarea revistei Marie Claire din luna iunie.
Puteti alege dintr-o gama variata de cadouri:
Rochii de vara diverse culori: albastru/mov/alb/negru
Produse cosmetice in varianta full-size oferite de Marionnaud:
·         gel de dus, sapun-crema, unt de corp, gomaj, apa de toaleta din gama La Bastidane
·         sapun pentru mani, scrub, crema pentru maini, unt de corp, gel de dus, sampon, lotiune de corp din gama Watsons.

Cadoul ales de mine este un lapte de corp din gama La Bastidane, originara in Franta. Este un produs  usor, de vara, racoritor, cu aroma de floare de portocal si ulei de migdale dulci. 

Ce imi place:
Ofera hidratare si catifelare pielii
Are o aroma extrem de placuta, tonica, dulce-acrisoara, cu note de citrice
Are o textura usoara, perfecta pentru sezonul estival, se absoarbe rapid in piele
Ambalajul practic si igienic, prevazut cu pompita pantru o dozare mai usoara

Ce nu imi place:
O usoara senzatie de usturime dupa aplicare, datorata alcoolului din compozitie

Pretul pe site-ul Marionnaud este de 61 RON pentru 250 ml de produs, deci achizitionarea impreuna cu revista la pretul de doar 12.90 RON este o afacere foarte buna.

marți, 19 iunie 2012

Cosmetic Plant Hand Cream with Sea Buckthorn and Olive Oil

Hand Cream with Sea Buckthorn and Olive Oil

What producers say:

Nourishing and moisturizing through its vitamins (A, E, F, D) and essential fatty acids from the sea buckthorn and olive oils, the cream creates a protecting, soothing and regenerating layer on the skin. Applied after each contact with water, soap or detergent, it will maintain the youth and smoothness of hands.

Aqua, Glycerin, Paraffinum liquidum, Stearic acid, Propylene glycol, Cetyl alcohol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl stearate, Triethanolamine, Olea Europaea oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides oil, Retinyl acetate, Tocopheryl acetate, Parfum, Sodium benzoate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, BHA.

My opinion:
I am delighted with this cream, I apply it on a daily basis, both during day and night time. It hydrates the hand skin very well, leaving it extremely smooth and silky. The product has a semi-oily texture and does not require applying a large quantity for a visible hydrating effect. It is rapidly absorbed and does not leave a sticky, “stain-prone” sensation after being applied.

What I like:
The hydrating sensation
The fact that the product is easily absorbed and non-greasy
The practical packaging
The price
The pleasant, sweet smell

What I don’t like:
I did not identify any minuses
Quantity: 100 ml
Price: 8 RON- available on the Cosmetic Plant website and in the “Plafar” stores.


Crema pentru maini emolienta-regeneranta cu ulei de catina si masline

Ce spun producatorii:
Hranitoare si hidratanta prin vitaminele (A, E, F, D) si acizii grasi esentiali din uleiul de catina si cel de masline, crema creeaza pe piele un film protector, emolient si regenerant. Aplicata de fiecare data dupa ce mainile au venit in contact cu apa, sapunul sau detergentii, acestea vor fi mereu tinere si catifelate.

Aqua, Glycerin, Paraffinum liquidum, Stearic acid, Propylene glycol, Cetyl alcohol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl stearate, Triethanolamine, Olea Europaea oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides oil, Retinyl acetate, Tocopheryl acetate, Parfum, Sodium benzoate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, BHA.

Parerea mea:

Sunt incantata de acesta crema, o aplic zilnic, atat pe parcursul zilei, cat si noaptea. Hidrateaza foarte bine pielea mainilor, lasand-o extrem de catifelata si placuta la atingere. Produsul are o textura semi-grasa si nu necesita aplicarea unei cantitati mari pentrua obtine senzatia de hidratare.  Se absoarbe rapid in piele, nu lasa o pelicula lipicioasa sau senzatia de disconfort ca “te vei pata” daca iti vei atinge hainele dupa aplicare.

Ce imi place:

Senzatia de hidratare
Faptul ca produsul se absoarbe rapid in piele, fara a o incarca
Ambalajul practic
Pretul convenabil
Mirosul placut, dulceag

Ce nu imi place:
Nu am identificat inconveniente

Gramaj: 100 ml
Pret: 8- RON- disponibil pe site-ul Cosmetic Plant si in magazinele de tip Plafar.

luni, 18 iunie 2012

Charlize Theron, a style icon from head to toe

'It's a matter of attitude – sensuality, grace, elegance and confidence.' - Charlize on sex appeal

'Life isn't a dress rehearsal, you have to live it the way you want to.' - Charlize
'Beauty is more than skin deep'- Charlize

EN: Charlize Theron is my favourite actress and personal style icon. Below I made a selection of some of my favourite outfits that she wore. Enjoy!

RO: Charlize Theron este actrita mea preferata si modelul personal in materie de stil. Mai jos am realizat o selectie a catorva dintre tinutele mele preferate pe care le-a abordat. Enjoy!

duminică, 17 iunie 2012

Outfit of the Day- Sunday Evening

EN:  Hello everyone! Just a quick post with a comfy outfit perfect for a Sunday evening walk.
White top: Oysho, orange top: Glow, lace shorts and platform sandals: H&M.
Have a good week!

RO: Buna tuturor! O postare rapida a unui outfit confortabil, perfect pentru o plimbare intr-o seara de duminica.
Top alb: Oysho , top portocaliu: Glow, pantaloni scurti dantela si sandale cu platforma: H&M.
Sa aveti o saptamana buna!