Porto – part 1

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For those who don’t know from my Facebook Page, I spent the last days in the beautiful Porto. Although it was a short visit, I really enjoyed the city… it’s so so beautiful, original, romantic, people are friendly and the food is great. Usually, the weather is great as well, but no, of course I didn’t have this luck! So yes, we experienced some rain, and yes, you’ll see some pictures with some round shapes on them – that’s rain drops… but it was a lovely trip and I would like to go back one day, to visit more – not only Porto, but also other places in Portugal.

Pentru cei care nu au aflat inca (de pe Pagina mea de Facebook), am petrecut ultimele zle in frumosul oras Porto. Desi a fost o vizita scurta, am apucat sa vizitez una alta, sa imi fac o idee si sa raman cu o impresie extrem de placuta.. e un oras frumos, original, romantic, oameni prietenosi si mancare delicioasa. De obicei, vremea e minunata, numai ca, normal ca n-am avut norocul asta! Asa ca, da, a plouat putintel, ne-am cam udat..si da, veti vedea cateva poze cu mici pete rotunde pe ele – picaturi de ploaie… dar per total a fost o excursie reusita si mi-ar placea sa ma intorc intr-o zi (cu soare) ..nu doar in Porto, ci si in alte locuri din Portugalia.

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I really liked that buildings are so colourfull. An interesting and surprising fact was to notice all those buildings in a very poor condition, next to the restructured ones.

Mi-a placut multitudinea de culori. Dar foarte interesant si surprinzator a fost sa vad numeroase cladiri intr-o stare foarte nasoala, langa cladiri frumoase, restaurate.

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We loved Porto!

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In the next posts I will be talking about the food, shops and other things I experienced and recommend for you.

In urmatoarele postari va voi vorbi si despre mancare, magazine si alte lucruri pe care le-am facut si vi le recomand. 

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Naked 2 Review

Like I promised, this will be my personal review about the Naked 2 Palette from Urban Decay. I have seen tons of beauty bloggers talking about how fantastic and amazing this product is, that I had to buy it too! After a deep search online and into stores, I finally found the perfect one, on e-bay. By perfect, I mean at half price, but without the lip gloss. Originally, the palette comes with lip gloss, but there are many people on e-bay that sell it without it, at a lower price. And because I don’t wear lip gloss, it was perfect! So, instead of paying 36-40 pounds, I paid 21 only.

Dupa cum am promis, va vorbesc de data asta despre paleta Naked 2 de la Urban Decay. Dupa ce mai multi bloggeri de beauty&make-up au spus cat de minunat e acest produs, am hotarat sa-mi iau si eu. Si dupa multa multa cautare online si prin magazine, am gasit paleta perfecta pe e-bay. Perfecta, pentru ca a fost mult mai ieftina, neavand luciul de buze. In mod normal, are si un luciu de buze, dar multa lume de pe e-bay vinde paleta fara el. Iar eu nu folosesc luciu, asa ca a fost numa’ bine! Si, in loc sa platesc aproximativ  200 lei, am platit 100.

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Yes, I love it too and I recommend it, because:

  1. Even though it sounds expensive, it has many shades (12), so it will last. A lot.

  2. The colours are amazing, perfect for every-day make-up, but also for going out.

  3. The make-up lasts all day long, even when I don’t use any primer

Verdictul e: DA, imi place si recomand platea, pentru ca:

  1. Desi pare scumpa, are multe nuante (12) si va dura mult timp

  2. Culorile sunt superbe, perfecte atat pentru machiaje discrete cat si pentru iesiri in oras

  3. Machiajul tine toata ziua, chiar si cand nu folosesc primer.

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  1. I think that Naked, the original one, has a more creamy texture

  2. I don’t really like the brushes, I prefer using mine


  1. Cred ca Naked, varianta originala, are o textura mai cremoasa

  2. Nu prea-mi plac pensulele, prefer sa le folosesc pe-ale mele

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*And, the most important thing:

This is a review of a simple girl that likes to wear make up and likes to try new things. I’m no professional artist or anything.. I’m just a simple satisfied and excited customer. I hope you’ll find this useful and if you have tried it too, tell me what you think!

*Dar, cel mai important lucru:

Aceasta e doar parerea mea, o fata simpla care se machiaza cu placere si incearca mereu lucruri noi. Nu sunt deloc profesionista.. sunt doar un consumator simplu si multumit. Sper sa va fie de folos opinia mea si, daca ati incercat si voi paleta, astept sa-mi spuneti ce credeti!

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Spring is coming and I already started looking for pastels – or pastel garments. I just love these colours, especially the pink and blue shades. I find them feminine, romantic, dreamy, like me. What’s your favourite colour? Do you like pastels?

Vine primavara-ncetisor.. iar eu deja am inceput sa-mi achizitionez haine in culori pastelate. Ador in special nuantele de roz si albastru. Mi se par feminine, romantice, visatoare, asa ca mine. Care e culoarea voastra preferata? 


So here’s what I bought: a blazer from H&M and a pair of ballerinas from Primark.

Asa ca uite ce-am cumparat: un sacou H&M si o pereche de balerini  Primark. 

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I am really excited about my new acquisitions and I can’t wait to wear them!

Keep in touch for my next post: Naked2 Palette Review. Until then, have a beautiful, sunny weekend!

Sunt foarte entuziasmata de noile achizitii si de-abia astept sa le port! 

Ramaneti prin preajma pentru urmatorul post: Review pentru paleta Naked2. Pana atunci, va urez un weekend frumos si senin! Pupici


*Sources for pictures 1 ; 2 and 3.

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Camel coat and leather pants

This post is all about gifts. The bag, the coat and the leather pants. I received the items at different occasions, from different people. So yes-it’s a miracle, they match! Thank you, girls, for these beautiful things!

The only thing I ‘incorporated’ into this outfit is the brown simple top, which looks dark grey. In every picture. I really don’t know why!


In pozele de azi sunt imbracata-n lucruri primite cadou. Geanta, paltonul, pantalonii. Am primit toate astea la ocazii diferite, de la persoane diferite..si totusi uite numa’ ce bine merg impreuna! Multumesc, fetelor, pentru cadourile astea minunate!

Singurul lucru cu care-am contribuit si eu e topul simplu maro, care e gri-inchis in toate pozele…si nu stiu de ce!





Coat,pants,bag – Boutiques / Watch – Bulova / Shoes – Primark

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Chinese New Year

We were walking around China Town when we noticed that it’s more crowded than usual. That’s because they’re celebrating the New Year. So of course we had to go and see more. There was music, dancing, Chinese food, games and many many people. My favourite part was when I was invited to make a wish and afterwards, I got a fortune cookie! Later on, while having tea, I discovered what it said…and made me really happy – you’ll see the message in the pictures. It was a really nice experience, I’m happy we stopped by!

Eram la plimbare cand am trecut pe langa cartierul chinezesc si-am observat ca-i mare galagie. Si-asta pentru ca ei sarbatoresc noul an acum. Am vrut sa profitam de ocazie si-am mers si noi sa vedem despre ce e vorba. Muzica, dansuri, mancare chinezeasca, jocuri si multa multa lume. Cel mai mult mi-a placut cand am fost invitata sa-mi pun o dorinta, dupa un ritual de-al lor. In schimb am primit faimoasa ‘fortune cookie’ pe care-am deschis-o pe urma, la un ceai. Iar mesajul m-a bucurat tare – am pus o poza, mai jos. A fost o experienta frumoasa si ma bucur ca ne-am oprit sa vedem cum e.

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Single for Valentine’s

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Well, everyone is talking about what you should do for Valentine’s with your beloved. What gifts you should buy, what to wear and so on… BUT..what if you don’t have a date? here’s when my post (hopefully) becomes handy! I will be spending my Valentine’s with Dan this year, it’s true.. but in the last 3 years I was alone on this day, and we don’t even celebrate this at home (Romania)..officially.. so of course I know lots of other activities that you can do!

 *Sources for pictures,click on each of them: pic1, pic2pic3 and pic4

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We ❤ shoes

My firend Lahari loves shoes, she has many many pairs and I definitely wanted to check her collection. So we decided to make a short movie with what she wears these days. Enjoy the movie!

Prietena mea, Lahari, are o gramada de pantofi asa ca am vrut sa-i vad si eu colectia. Am facut impreuna un mic filmulet cu ceea ce poarta ea pe vremea asta. Vizionare placuta!

*The song: Beyonce-Countdown

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Online shopping


People seem to shop online a lot. Well, I personally prefer to go in the shop, feel the fabric, try on the garment, look at myself in the mirror from 100 angles and, maybe, afterwards, buy the product… But there are so many amazing things online, that I can’t help it. So yes, even if I know it’s a high risk I’m gonna return it, if I like it, I’m gonna buy it!

In ultima vreme lumea cumpara des online. Eu personal prefer sa merg prin magazine, sa simt materialul, sa probez haina, sa ma uit in oglinda din toate unghiurile posibile si-apoi, eventual, s-o cumpar. Numai ca, trebuie sa recunosc, sunt o gramada de oferte extraordinare pe net! Asa ca, da, chiar daca stiu ca probabil am sa trimit haina inapoi, daca-mi place, o comand! 

Here’s my latest order, which was a succes!

Iata ultima comanda, care-a fost un succes!

So here’s my advice:

1. Try to order from shops that have free delivery or free returns (some of them may return your money for the garments, but not for the transport!)

2. If you have the shop in your city, check first if they have the garment there

3. Always order more sizes/colours if you’re not sure.

4. Read the customer reviews (if there are any) – really helpful!


 Iata cateva sfaturi:

1. Incercati sa comandati de pe site-uri ce ofera transport gratuit sau returnari (unele vor returna banii de pe haine, dar nu si de pe transport!)

2. Daca aveti acelasi magazin in oras, incercati prima data acolo, poate gasiti ce va doriti

3. Mereu comandati mai multe marimi/culori daca nu sunteti sigure/siguri.

4. Cititi parerile consumatorilor (daca exista) – pot fi foarte utile!


How much do you shop online?

Voi cat de des cumparati online?

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Sunny Sunday

Today I enjoyed a beautiful sunny Manchester. It was the perfect weather to wear some of the new things I bought last week. I simply love the cardigan: cozy, warm and classy.

Azi m-am bucurat de-o vreme foarte frumoasa si-nsorita in Manchester. A fost ocazia perfecta sa port cateva din tinutele pe care le-am cumparat saptamana trecuta. Imi place enorm cardiganul cu blanita: e confortabil, calduros si elegant.

My sign 🙂           Zodia mea 🙂

Cardigan- small boutique, Boots&Necklace-PRIMARK, Skirt-MANGO, Top-FOX

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The first days

My first days in Manchester were tough.. really tough.. I got food poisoning so I had to run to the Emergency Room. Twice. Finally I got all better and then the hunt for the perfect apartment began. Now everything around me is just clothes and stuff, waiting to be organized and arranged. I still haven’t finished arranging everything but I can’t wait to see the result.
Anyways, my advice is never to go anywhere without a health insurance! It’s not that expensive and it will come at hand when you’ll least expect it. I travel a lot, I go abroad every year, and I always get an insurance. And yes, I used to say: “oh come on.. it’s useless”.. well, not anymore! So its better to prevent these.
Oh, there’s some pictures I quickly took with the mobile phone 🙂
Primele mele zile in frumosul oras englezesc au fost cam nasoale. Am facut o toxiinfectie alimentara serioasa de tot, ca am ajuns la urgente. De doua ori. Peripetii peste peripetii, mi-a fost rau, oh Doamne! Dar mi-a trecut si una doua m-am pus pe cautat apartamente. Acum, scriu din pat.. ma uit in jur si vad lucruri. Multe multe lucruri. Abia astept sa termin cu tot, insa inca n-am avut timp. 
In fine, sfatul meu e sa va faceti mereu asigurare medicala.. da’ mereu! Ca nu se stie niciodata. O zic eu, din proprie experienta.. am calatorit foarte des, in fiecare an am iesit din tara. Si mereu ma asiguram. Si mereu ziceam: oh, degeaba! Ei bine, uite ca n-a mai fost degeaba.. 
Mai jos cateva poze pe care le-am facut asa pe furis cu telefonul.  🙂
In the next days I plan to give you some ideas about decorating. I’ll show you some cheap and interesting ways to make your room/apartment look cozy and cute.
Pe viitor promit niste idei despre cum ne putem decora cuibusorul nostru, fara prea mult efort. Planuiesc sa va arat cateva idei ieftine si dragute, sper sa va placa. 
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