Mar 9, 2015

Books As Jewelry

I have always been incredibly passionate about books. Hardcover, Kindle, online, Romanian, Spanish or English, new or used, doesn't really matter, as long as it's one of my favorites. And believe me, I have quite a list of favorites:)

To this day, I cannot think of a more pleasurable way to spend a day than sipping a caramel flavored cappuccino and reading a newly purchased book.

Nor of a more beautiful present I can possible receive (especially if the giver is well aware of my fondness for historical novels, conspiracy and secret societies).

But today I'm adding the second best present I could ever receive: books turned into amazing, breathtaking pieces of jewelry. Little treasures you can take everywhere, adorn yourself with and make a really special and personal statement. Call me a dreamer, but I'd happily give a rest to most of my precious accessories and switch to any of the following little wonders:

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe ring (inspired by C.S. Lewis's masterpiece):

You can find it here . It's in 18 carat gold and diamonds and I advise you not to browse further through Theo Fennell's masterworks unless you plan to sell your house and all of your other worldly possessions just to own some of his breathtaking rings...

On a more affordable note, here's to all Harry Potter fans:

For a more than reasonable 49$, you can order your favorite from The Noble Collection here.

Or you can opt for a ring (order your's here) and publicly declare your love and appreciation for J.K. Rowling's magnum opus.

Fan of The Hunger Games? "No problemo", you can get this beautiful necklace for only 20$ here.

Or you can check out Shop Azurite's offer for... well, Harry Potter again.

George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" is brought to life in these small treasures that you can order here.

Are you a fan of murder mystery stories, Agatha Christie and brilliant detective works? There are plenty of offers for you too and some of my favorites can be found here

You should check these other ones as well:

And for even more inspiration and beautiful book-inspired jewelry, make sure you browse through BuzzFeed selection here.

Stay inspired!



Mar 4, 2015

Styleart - Designs that will steal your heart

Getting that perfect T-Shirt has always been quite the challenge for me. Might sound weird but it's true. I seem to easily get it right when it comes to dresses and jackets and pants and accessories - even if ordered online- but I almost always end up buying a bunch of T-shirts that I never ever wear outside and that somehow turn into house cleaning wardrobe.

I'm not sure why this happens. I don't even ask for that much, I just want them to be cool, comfortable, have a good design and decent quality. But I rarely find them and when I actually do, I absolutely definitely categorically must share it with all of you.

So last week I got this wonderul package from

To my shame, I did not know anything about this website up until last month, but the second I found it, I was conquered for good. I browsed franticly through all of their picks, and by the time I was done, my shopping cart was full. I reluctantly scraped some of them off and ended up ordering:

- this black T-shirt
- this white T-shirt
- this black hoodie (all for me)
and another T-shirt (this one) for my boo.

The package arrived very quickly and everything was just right, starting with measurements and design and ending with fabric (100% pure quality cotton).

All I had to do next was wait for a sunny warm day to take my beauties for a walk.

I now declare myself perfectly satisfied and cannot wait for the next order.
Check out the designs yourself - visit the Styleart website and get your custom design here . Follow them on facebook to stay up to date here.

Until next time,



Feb 10, 2015

Perfect Pore Minimisers

Looking for the perfect primer can prove to be an exhausting and costly endeavour. Yet none of us are willing to give up on the quest for a perfect, flawless complexion, so we keep trying and spending and searching, micro-analysing all the PROs and CONs.
Somehow, we all seem to get tricked by the idea that an expensive product may do wonders, overlooking smaller, up-and-coming brands that sometimes succeed in developing a product so good that it's almost unbelievable!

I humbly admit I used to be one aggressive preacher of huge cosmetics companies such as Lancome, Dior or Estee Lauder. I tried them all, with a certain degree of satisfaction, but never being wholeheartedly convinced I found the best one.

Of the three above, the one that really worked for me (I have combination skin, with dry areas and oily T zone on forehead, nose and chin, and medium sized pores mostly visible on my nose) was Dior's. I'm not a great fan of their products (they sometimes score with mascara, bronzing powders and skincare products) but this one proved to be quite good.

Nevertheless, at a whooping 42$, it's not that big of a surprise :).

Next, I went along with the Benefit frenzy, trying on the infamous POREfessional Agent Zero.

It was good. Not amazing. Just good. Close to Dior's finish, but at a more reasonable price of 31$.

Boot's was OK-ish too. But didn't do the trick.

Don't even get me started on Garnier, L'Oreal or that whitening bullshit from Nivea who did absolutely nothing.

So at this point, I was kind of convinced I'd have to spend good money to get good quality. Never had I imagined I can have the option of spending very little money to get amazing quality. Until one day when I finally stumbled upon...

this incredible product from former Milano (now Turkey-based) cosmetics company called FLORMAR.

Their products are quite cheap and though I haven't tested many aside from some of their mascaras, an eyeshadow and this incredible pore minimiser, I can say I am astonished.

My skin looks flawless. And it cost me 11 $. No spelling mistake here, 11 $, for real.
Their product now holds a honourable place on my make-up table and another equally honourable one in my travelling make-up case.

I declare myself more than satisfied and my quest over (for now).

But I'm curious to know about your experiences, so let me know what are the pore products that do the trick for you. Also, if any of you have managed to try this Flormar product as well, I'd be immensely grateful if you'd share your opinion.

Till next time, stay beautiful :*



Feb 5, 2015

Targul de Minunatii - Editia Speciala De Valentine's Day

Mai sunt doar cateva zile pana la cea de-a V-a editie a Targului de Minunatii de la The Pub Universitatii. Incepem luna februarie sub semnul iubirii si o intampinam cu multa bucurie si cu o suita de produse atent selectionate pentru cele mai "dulcege" sarbatori ale anului - Valentine's Day si Dragobete.

Indiferent de care parte a baricadei te situezi (are you a fan or a hater? :P) luna aceasta va trebui sa-i demonstrezi cumva cat de mult tii la ea (el). 
Goana dupa cadourile potrivite nu trebuie sa fie insa un chin si mai ales nu trebuie sa te ruineze.  

Misiunea noastra este sa promovam shoppingul inteligent si sa te ajutam sa gasesti produsele potrivite la preturi care te vor face sa zambesti. Am selectat cei mai interesanti expozanti, cele mai inedite produse si am condimentat intreaga experienta cu cateva idei cool si de efect pe care le poti pune in aplicare ca sa-i transmiti intr-un mod cat mai memorabil ce mult inseamna pentru tine :)

Intra pe pagina noastra de facebook ( ) sau pe pagina evenimentului ( ) si inspira-te din sugestiile noastre pentru cadouri de neuitat. Noi iti promitem sa avem de toate pentru toti: ceva rosu pentru pasionali, roz pal pentru romantici, albastru pentru visatori si chiar si negru pentru sceptici...

Duminica, 8 februarie 2015, intre 11 si 19, te asteptam pe Bdul Regina Elisabeta Nr. 9 la The Pub Universitatii cu sute de comori si preturi de care te vei indragosti lulea!

Daca vrei sa faci parte dintre expozantii nostri, lasa-ne un mesaj (pe facebook/ pe mail la sau da-ne un telefon (+40743075588) si asigura-ti un stand. Grabeste-te, mai avem doar cateva locuri!