Summer Beach Essentials

Long time, no see! I was gone for a little while and it’s been ages since I posted anything on my blog. To be honest, I was a bit busy with the planning of my holidays, therefore, there were no posts in the past couple of months. Talking about holidays, I decided to write a quick post about my summer beach essentials. So, enough rambling, let’s begin!

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Sun protection

You should not even try going to the beach without any protection especially if you are as pale as I am. I choose SPF 50 due to having quite fair skin… My go to skin care protection brand is Garnier. I like Garnier products due to their good quality and reasonable price. If you have an option, go for kids’ sun protection lotion as it is suitable for a very sensitive skin and ?probably? has less crap in terms of ingredients. In addition, I’ve noticed that people tend to ignore their lips but they are particularly important, so I never skip a lip balm with SPF.

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Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo has become one of my essentials because, we can all agree, in the beach hair tend to look quite horrible. Dry shampoo can be a life saver! My favourite is a Batiste one.

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Thermal water 

Haha, you are probably thinking ‘O-M-G, she again speaks about the thermal water.’ Well, guys, there is nothing I can do but just praise this water even more. When you’re super hot, grab your bottle of the thermal water and spray a little bit straight onto your face! You will instantly feel super refreshed! My favourite thermal water is from the brand known as Avène.

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Wet wipes

I hate being all greasy due to sun cream, so wet tissues always come in handy. I use them for literally everything and they don’t cost fortune too.

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Random bits and bobs

While some people can’t imagine their beach time without sunglasses (I wear them too), I can’t imagine my ideal day at the beach without a good book. This summer I choose to read ‘God always travels incognito’ by Laurent Gounelle.

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Finally, if I want to simply relax, close my eyes and enjoy my time on the beach, I opt for my pink Ipod music player full of summer hits and relaxing tunes.

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So, these are my summer beach essentials! I am curious to know what are yours? Share your beach essentials in the comments’ section below 🙂

Have a nice upcoming week!

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What I got from Lithuania?

Hello, people!

How are you? How are you getting through February? England is still rainy and gloomy, therefore, my mood isn’t the best recently…  But I have received some lovely presents from my family that really surprised me and made me happy.

I love giving presents but I do also love receiving them especially if they are thoughtful and practical. So, this time I was massively spoiled by my mum and relatives, and I got really nice presents that I decided to share with you 🙂

 If you are curious to see what I got, please keep on reading.

Disclaimer: This post is not about me boasting! 

Books

Books books books… I am just starting now reading books for my own pleasure. And it is so satisfying to know that I don’t need to read any textbooks for university!

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This time I got three books in Lithuanian language, however, not all of them are just for reading them.

One of the books is “Slaptomane”  by Modesta Zukauskaite which is a workbook that helps you track your eating and fitness. It is basically a book for 6 months where you log your daily meals, water intake and fitness. It is supposed to help you loose weight and control your eating habits. Since this year I am all about loosing weight and becoming a healthier person, this book should become my best friend. I am already using it, so stay tuned for future updates about this book 🙂

Another book that goes hand-in-hand with the above mentioned “Slaptomane” workbook is “The rule of a small sin” by Agne Jagelaviciute. Agne is Lithuanian stylist known for her sharp comments on social media channels. I love her straightforwardness so much. Recently she came up with a book that contains around 100 recipes and her personal tips for people who struggle with their weight. She was overweight herself but somehow managed to lose a lot of weight and maintain it by still eating everything she wants. So, in this book she shares the recipes and tips that should help for everyone who struggles with their weight. I have already glanced over the book, and it contains a lot of dishes that can be made on daily basis. I am looking forward to trying something from this book.

The last book I got is “God always travels incognito” by Laurent Gounelle. The only thing I know about this book is the fact that it is an extremely popular book in Lithuania at the moment. From what I’ve heard, it’s a book that tells you a story that pushes you to think about the meaning of the life and your place in it.  Again, looking forward to reading it at the earliest time.

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COSMETICS/MAKE-UP

I’ve received a few bits and bobs that come under cosmetics category.

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 As you can see from the picture. I have received a Clinique mini mascara. I have never tried anything from this brand, so I am curious to learn how this mascara performs.

I also got a travel size perfume atomiser which can be used to transfuse your perfume. It’s really handy for people who tend to travel only with a cabin luggage.

Finally, I also got a natural hand cream from a Lithuanian brand “Ziede”. I suffer from eczema, so a good hand cream is an essential for me. I’ve used this cream a couple of times and so far I love it. It lives on my job’s desk so that I could apply it anytime.

Accessories

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To be perfectly honest with you, I am not the biggest fan of accessories, and probably my family knows that. Although I don’t particularly like wearing jewellery, I do sometimes like having something small and not really noticeable. So, along with my other presents, I got a beautiful leather bracelet with a gold detail on it and a golden ring. I have to admit that I absolutely love both items, and they are right up my street!

Food

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Finally, I got some food as it is probably the standard present/thing I get from my home country. I have to admit that I miss Lithuanian cuisine so much because not all the things can be found in the UK. This time I got many packs of cheese “Dziugas” which is my favourite cheese in the world. I also got some sweet treats that are usually known as hematogen. Some people have never heard about it but it is a nutrition bar (sometimes even considered to be a medical product) that is made of sugar, milk, vanillin and other ingredients. The reason why it is sometimes considered to be a medical product is the fact that this bar can possibly treat low blood levels of iron and B12. As you may know, vegetarians can have a deficiency of B12, therefore, it is recommended to take additional vitamin B12. I am seriously hooked on hematogen, so these bars won’t stay in my cupboard for long. The last but not the least is coffee that I love so much! I can’t imagine my day without it, so coffee really makes a perfect gift for me.

So, these are all the presents I got from my family and relatives. I feel really blessed having people around me who are so thoughtful and kind to me. Of course, we should always appreciate not the material side of receiving presents but the attention and thoughts of our beloved ones

Now tell me do you like giving or receiving presents? And what would make a perfect present for you?

 

See you all soon!

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November. Fashion favourites

November

URBAN ZEN cashmere sweater
£1,615 – farfetch.com

Red jacket
£23 – gfcboutique.com

Paige Denim distressed jeans
£210 – stylebop.com

Leather bag
£440 – shopatvoi.com

Bobbi brown cosmetic
£21 – neimanmarcus.com

Nars cosmetic
£21 – bloomingdales.com

Chanel perfume
£50 – neimanmarcus.com


Hello Hello!
Apologies for neglecting my blog recently but I wasn’t in a mood to write any kind of posts in the past few weeks. lt’s probably because we have extremely horrible weather here, in the UK. I was feeling really down and unmotivated recently, and it seems that everything is annoying me. Although I will be turning 22 in a couple of days, I don’t feel any excitement about that whatsoever. But I shouldn’t anyway? I’m seriously getting old which, consequently, makes me more worried than excited to be honest :D. However, despite ‘being down’, today I managed to put together my fashion favourites of this month. I hope you’ll like them 🙂
By the way, don’t forget to participate in my give-away.
See you all on weekend when I will announce a winner of my give-away!
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October. Fashion favourites

Hello everybody 🙂 Can you believe it’s already October?! The time seems to go very quickly…
Please see this month’s fashion favourites down below.
By the way, I already bought that H&M coat/jacket, and I’m completely in love with it.
Tell me what are your fashion faves this month? 
October favourites

White top
newlook.com

Dorothy Perkins pencil skirt
£30 – dorothyperkins.com

Envelope clutch
newlook.com

Croft Barrow brooch
£5.53 – kohls.com

Nars cosmetic
liberty.co.uk

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First collaboration. Styleart.com t-shirt

Hey, loves!

Today I came back with a quick post about the recent collaboration that I did with Style Art

A long story short: I was contacted by the Style Art’s representative and I was kindly offered to pick any t-shirt from their website, try it and tell what I think.

First of all, I’d like to draw attention to the fact that this company is Lithuanian and, probably most of you know, I am from Lithuania. Honestly, it is unquestionable – I support and I will always support Lithuanians who establish their businesses and aim to sell their products internationally. It really makes me feel proud of my country and people who are innovative, active and successful.

Secondly, talking about the t-shirt itself I was very surprised by the variety of t-shirts and not only them. There are a lot of styles to choose from and, although it is definitely a plus in general, however, I found it difficult to decide which t-shirt I want. This is simply because I usually cannot decide what I want when I face a lot of options to choose from 😀 Does that happen to anyone else?

Despite my inability to decide and despite hours I spent flicking through pictures of t-shirts on their website, I decided to pick Bowtie Bulldog t-shirt which you can find here.

I picked size L since I always prefer my t-shirts to be a bit more slouchy.

The actual t-shirt was delivered in 1.5-2 weeks since I live in the UK and it, of course, takes a bit longer to get parcels from other countries.

I was really surprised by the packing as it wasn’t boring and was something a bit more different which again, I believe, it is important since the competition in clothing market is tough. I always think that a small touch can really mean a lot in the end.

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Now, it’s time to talk about the actual t-shirt. I was happy to receive the t-shirt that actually matches the picture on their website since I have some bitter experience when you think you order one thing but you get a completely different.

The t-shirt itself is made of 100 % cotton which, again, in my opinion, is great since I don’t like synthetic materials at all.

Regarding the size, I was expecting a bit more bigger t-shirt, I mean, more slouchy but this is not a disadvantage as such. It is just because I am used to wear my boyfriend’s t-shirts at home. They are really comfy, aren’t they?

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All in all, I think that the company, its products and the whole idea of combining art of aspiring artists (in a form of various pictures, graphics, etc) with style/clothing is great since I have not seen that many firms doing this kind of thing.

I hope you liked this post and see you all very soon with some exciting posts coming up.

P.S. I just opened Style Art website to check the Iphone cases they sell and I am thinking to order one as they are all really unique.

P.S. 2. Please don’t think that I am praising this company as the owner is my cousin, sister or husband. He/she isn’t, believe me 😀

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September. Fashion favourites

Hello everybody!

I decided to share my favourite fashion items every month starting from this September! If you like them or you want to share yours, please feel free! You can share them in the comments section down below or via Twitter or Instagram @withlovepaulla .

September for me is not only the first month of fall but also a start of the coats’ season! I love wearing them and I could buy them indefinitely. As you can see in the collage, I picked a grey jacket/coat as grey is one of my favourite colours. I also thought that a pop of red colour should go nicely with rather grey and dark colours which dominate throughout fall. I also picked some accessories such as sunglasses, a watch and a phone case which, I believe, fit into this ensemble. Finally, shoes!!! These shoes are just gorgeous and they look comfy too.

September

Yves Saint Laurent flannel shirt
£580 – kirnazabete.com

Pink jacket
£20 – pinkqueen.com

Paige Denim skinny jeans
brownsfashion.com

Boohoo ankle boots
£34 – boohoo.com

Alexander Wang red purse
£540 – net-a-porter.com

Olivia Burton watch
the-dressingroom.com

Gooey tech accessory
selfridges.com

Black sunglasses
£5.82 – romwe.com
I hope you liked this kind of post…
See you all soon!
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