Gift Guide – Part 3 – Exquisite

For the third part of the gift guide I chose more unique items. These are not necessary to have, but will definitely make that someone feel really special. Think of items that he would really like to have, a splurge that’s not too expensive, something you can afford to buy. The idea is to make him ‘wow’ a bit, no matter what the item is.
Pentru partea a treia am ales cadouri mai unice, zic eu. Sunt lucruri care nu sunt necesare, insa cine le primeste poate fi foarte placut surprins. Ganditi-va la ceea ce-si doreste demult dar nu indrazneste sa-si cumpere. In functie de buget si in functie de personalitatea lui, va puteti orienta sa ajungeti la un compromis. Mai jos am facut o lista cu lucruri care l-ar uimi pe Dan. Cu exceptia brichetei, ca el nu fumeaza. Insa stiu de la prieteni fumatori ca bricheta zippo e ceva deosebit.
Exquisite gifts for him

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Gift Guide – Part 2 – Affordable

christmas gift ideas for himFor the second part I looked for some affordable  things that can either be really useful  or just funny. This is what I usually get when I just want to offer a gift, just for the spirit of Christmas. I believe that most of the time it should be like this. We don’t all afford to buy loads of gifts. An alternative to these are the small DIY projects. Dan already received many small movies with us, photos, boards, a ‘memory’ box…etc 🙂
Pentru a doua parte am ales cadouri la preturi accesibile, ceva util sau doar ceva haios. De multe ori aleg cadouri de genul. Imi place sa ofer cadouri, insa ideea de a cheltui in nestire imi displace. Pentru mine ideea de cadou conteaza si nu cat de scump a fost. Iar o alta alternativa e un cadou personalizat,sau DIY. Deja Dan a primit multe filmulete cu noi, tata tocmai ne-a trimis o poza mare de la logodna noastra, mama inca mai are pe undeva felicitari facute de mana… sunt lucrurile mici care conteaza.
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Gift Guide – Part 1 – Tech stuff

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Using Polyvore I created three boards with gift ideas for him. I realised that it’s already the 10th of December and I forgot to share with you some ideas. I usually do this before Christmas just because many girls say that it’s a bit difficult to buy something special for a guy. The first part focuses on tech stuff. In my opinion, this needs to be something he really needs, but it’s a bit pricey. If you want something more affordable but of a good quality, opt for a Casio watch. I have so many in my collection and I am always asked how expensive were they. I never paid more than 30 Pounds on one. Another affordable option is the Kindle, which I personally love. However, if he wants something more expensive (like an IPad), buy him a gift voucher from Apple of how much you’re willing to spend on him. So he can use those money, add some himself and buy something that he really needs, something that is really worth it.
Mi-am dat seama ca se apropie Craciunul si eu inca nu v-am dat idei de cadouri pentru prietenul, sotul, fratele, sau tatal vostru. Am creat trei colaje cu ajutorul aplicatiei Polyvore si le-am impartit in trei parti, cu tematici diferite, pentru personalitati si bugete diferite. Prima parte se refera la tot ce tine de tehnologie. Pot fi cadouri mai scumpe, insa reprezinta ceva ce isi doreste cu adevarat, ceva de ce chiar are nevoie. Mai jos am creat o lista cu lucruri mai mult sau mai putin scumpe. Din punctul meu de vedere, un ceas sau un ebook e cadoul perfect si la un pret cat decat acceptabil. Eu sunt o mare fana a ceasurilor Casio. Am in colectie o gramada si niciodata nu am dat mai mult de 150 RON pe unul. 
Insa in cazul in care isi doreste ceva mai scump, o idee ar fi de a-i veni in ajutor. Un cadou mai mic doar pentru ideea de a oferi o surpriza, iar restul sa fie sub forma de un voucher astfel incat sa-i fie mai usor sa-si achizitionee calculatorul sau aparatul foto pe care si-l doreste. Ideea ca o treime din pret (sau mai mult, sau mai putin) ii este deja acoperita, parca altfel e.  
                                                           Tech inspiration - mens gifts


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ModCloth – Style competition

Hello, hello! I was contacted the other day by ModCloth to take part in an awesome competition organised by them: They sent me a photo of a coat by Steve Madden (click here) and asked me to style it with anything I want using the Polyvore app. The winner? He or She will have their style board shared on the ModCloth Polivore profile. I chose to participate as I found it a great exercise for my styling skills. I love doing this, I always offer to join my friends or family when they want to buy clothes and I am always interested in this. If I win, it will give me more confidence in doing this. If I don’t win, it means I need to practice more, to read more fashion magazines and to feed my creativity. As I said before, I had to pick garments that will go with a Steve Madden coat. Because it’s warm and cozy, I thought it’s best to create a casual look, a perfect look for going to Uni, shopping, out with friends, visiting a new city..and the list can go on and on! Let me know what you think.


Recent am fost contactata de un magazin online pe nume ModCloth. Ei mi-au propus un mic concurs: M-au trimis o poza cu o geaca Steve Madden (click aici) pe care o au la vanzare iar eu trebuia sa o combin cum vreau eu, prin intermediul aplicatiei Polyvore. Castigatorul va avea poza prezenta pe profilul Polyvore al firmei ModCloth. Sincer, m-a atras foarte mult ideea de la bun inceput. Pentru mine e un exercitiu de creativitate. Imi place enorm sa fac lucruri de astea si am spus de ce nu? Daca voi castiga, imi va da mai multa incredere in ceea ce fac. Iar daca nu voi castiga, inseamna ca trebuie sa muncesc mai mult. Indiferent de rezultat, voi fi mult mai motivata la final sa-mi imbunatatesc stilul si sa-mi hranesc creativitatea facand ceea ce-mi palce cel mai mult. 

Dupa cum spuneam, am primit o geaca Steve Madden. Fiind mai grosuta si comoda, m-am gandit ca cel mai bine ar merge la o tinuta casual pentru o zi la facultate/scoala, la shopping, pentru o iesire cu prietenii, pentru o vizita intr-un oras lista poate continua. Ce parere aveti de alegerea mea? 

Casual ModCloth look Polyvore CompetitionPolyvore board available – here.

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The leopard print

I was shopping with (and for) Dan when we decided to go to FCUK just to see what they have. That’s when I saw this coat and I fell in love with it. I didn’t want to buy it though. I came up with reasons not to buy it, as I thought I need to save some money now. So we left. But then I kept on thinking about it and after a couple of days, went back to the shop. I tried it on and again: trying to convince myself not to buy it. I left the shop without it. After 20 minutes I was back. I bought it. I had to have it. I’m looking at the photos and I have to say that none of them shoes how beautiful this coat is and how well it fits me. You see, it doesn’t happen often, but sometimes we want things. And crazy enough, if we buy them we’re the happiest. Sometimes we need to spoil ourselves and this is what I did. Like one girl in the shop told me: I might be  broke, but I’m happy. What about you? Do you spoil yourself sometimes? How often? And not necessarily with clothes, it can be anything that makes you happy.


Mereu mi-a displacut ideea de a purta leopard print. Nu stiu de ce.. dar mi se parea a fi ceva ce n-as purta niciodata. Anul asta insa am vazut multe idei de tinute care puneau in valoare printul si a inceput sa mi se para ceva interesant. Iar cand am vazut paltonasul de mai jos, pe loc m-am indragostit. Mi-a placut ideea ca e format din negru si gri.. si nu tipicul print. Mi se pare ca ii ofera o alura mai eleganta. Si sincera sa fiu, mi-a picat cu tronc paltonul. Ma uit la poze si sincer constat ca nu pun in valoare destul cat de frumos e. L-am vrut foarte mult dar am hotarat sa nu-l cumpar, pentru a mai economisi. Dupa a treia vizita la magazin (si doua online) am zis ca trebuie sa-l cumpar. E un rasfat pe care am considerat ca-l merit. Uneori avem nevoie si de asta, nu? Voi cum va rasfatati de obicei? Black and white leopard printBlack and white leopard print coat black white leopard print leopard print black watch red shoes pumps street style leopard print red black and white leopard print

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Rock chic

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A new week means a new post! Now, I’m going to be short today. I keep on writing something and then erasing it again and seems my inspiration is nowhere to be found. I started this article yesterday and since then it’s the same: me, staring at the laptop..and constantly changing my mind. At the moment I’m reading an inspirational book by John C. Maxwell and he says: even if you don’t feel inspired, just start doing it. Don’t let that stop you. So here I am, writing about how I can’t write 🙂 But I hope you get the point – Just do it! (Nike says it as well). This is one of my new year’s resolutions – to be more action oriented. What do you want to accomplish this year? Anything you’d like to share with me?


O noua saptamana, o noua postare! Titlul de ‘Rock chic’ vine de la expresia lui Dan cand m-a vazut si m-am gandit – da…se potriveste 🙂 Scriam mai sus (in versiunea engleza) ca de ieri ma chinui sa scriu acest articol. Nu am putut sa-mi gasesc inspiratia nicicum… Dar citesc in momentul de fata o carte scrisa de John C. Maxwell care spune sa te apuci de lucru. Chiar daca n-ai inspiratie in momentul respectiv. Sa incepi oricum. Si-asa am inceput sa scriu.. despre cum nu pot sa scriu (if that makes sense). Dar ideea e sa impart sfatul lui, care mie mi se pare foarte bun. E un sfat care s-a transformat demult in sloganul Nike – Just do it! Asta e una din rezolutiile mele pentru anul nou. Voi ce vreti sa realizati in noul an? 

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One skirt – 4 Autumn Looks

Autumn calls for some brown and beige garments. And because, you know me, I like to combine things to get new outfits, I want to show you how easy it is sometimes, with basic garments. I have chosen a beige skirt I bought from Mango. But because they don’t sell it anymore, I’ve searched for you some similar ones (there’s a link for each of them under the photo). Now, I chose 4 different simple tops to combine it. These tops are basic and you can find them at Primark, H&M, Mango, Zara, at very low prices! Here we go, hope you enjoy my tiny project and I hope to inspire you somehow!


Toamna e anotimpul perfect pentru nuante de maro si bej. Asta m-a inspirat sa creez azi un articol in care combin o fusta cu 4 topuri diferite. Fusta bej o am de la Mango, insa pentru ca nu se mai gaseste in magazine, v-am pregatit cateva fuste asemanatoare, cu link-uri directe. Cele patru topuri pe care le-am ales sunt foarte simple, sunt din colectiile basic si gasiti aproape identice la H&M, Bershka, Zara. Am ales intentionat aceste bluze tocmai pentru a va arata ca si elementele basic pot fi deosebite. Am pastrat acelasi lantisor, care a mers de minune cu fiecare bluzita. Sper ca aceste poze sa va inspire!

Beige skirtsFind them: 1 – H&M ; 2 – Ralph Lauren ; 3 – She Inside ; 4 – Asos

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Nu uitati sa-mi spuneti care e tinuta preferata a voastra! 🙂

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Homemade healthy ice cream

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Hello again! Yes, I’m cooking quite a lot lately. So here’s my quick, healthy and easy recipe for a strawberry ice-cream. You need: 2 cups of frozen strawberries, 100ml greek, creamy yogurt and 1 spoon of sugar or any natural sweetener (except honey, because of its texture). Oh, yes! And a vertical mixer or something similar.

Si iar vin cu o reteta noua! Da, in ultima vreme mi-am cam etalat talentele culinare prin bucatarie, fiind mai mult pe-acasa. Asa ca am sa va arat un desert usor de facut, rapid si sanatos! Aveti nevoie de: doua cani capsuni congelati, 100ml iaurt mai cremos (nu light) si o lingura de zahar sau orice tip de indulcitor natural (dar nu miere, din cauza texturii). Ah da! Si un mixer vertical sau un robot de bucatarie.

1. Mix the frozen strawberries.   /  Maruntiti capsunii congelati


2. Mix them with the yogurt and some sweetener. I used 1 spoon of brown sugar.  

Amestecati-i cu iaurt si indulcitor. Eu am folosit o lingura de zahar brun.

Strawberry diet ice cream

3. Put them in some bowl and into the freezer.  

Puneti tot intr-un bol (sau orice forma) si-apoi in congelator.

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Giveaway winner!!

Hello everyone! The giveaway is over! The lucky winner is Roxana Mocanu – congratulations! I want to thank everyone who participated, I was happy to see so many people signing in for the Giveaway. I promise to organise more giveaways in the future, and I will try to offer more gifts for my readers!

And for those who just signed in, and just discovered my blog, I hope you enjoy it and I hope you will like the next posts. Every new person, every new reader means a lot to me!

Buna fetelor! Concursul s-a terminat: Roxana Mocanu e castigatoarea – felicitari!! 

Vreau sa multumesc tuturor pentru participare. M-am bucurat enorm sa vad atatea fete inscrise! Am sa-ncerc sa mai organizez concursuri asemanatoare, insa poate cu mai multe premii. Vreau sa ma revansez pentru ca ma cititi, ma sustinteti. 

Iar pentru fetele noi inscrise, care acum au descoeprit blogul meu, sper sa va placa si promit sa va surprind pe viitor. Fiecare persoana, fiecare cititor inseamna mult pentru mine!


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Chocolate lava

I saw this amazing recipe on a website, here. It’s a recipe for ‘Chocolate lava’ desert, very simple and quick. So I had to try it. I’m going to tell you the main steps, but check the website for further instructions. He’s a Romanian Cook, but you can use google translate. However, it’s really easy to follow, you’ll see!

Am dat de reteta asta extraordinara pe un site, aici. E o reteta pentru un desert ‘lava de ciocolata’, foarte simplu si rapid. Asa ca a trebuit sa incerc si eu. Am sa va spun pasii principali, insa va sugerez sa vizitati website-ul pentru mai multe m-am axat mai mult pe rezultat.



Chocolate lava

Chocolate lava

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