These days, taking good care of my skin has become a big part of my life, but this hasn't always been the case. I've always had fairly normal skin with barely any breakouts, so in the past, I've kind of just "winged it" with skin care. I even remember boasting in the past: “Oh, I don’t need any of that stuff, there’s nothing wrong with my skin”. Because my face seldom got dry, I barely ever even moisturised. I've since then realised that none of us can escape time (or gravity for that matter) and fast forward five years, I've noticed fine lines (and some not so fine) around my eyes, forehead and even an angry little wrinkle between my brows. I don't want to look way older than I am in another five years, so investing in skin care has become a way of looking healthier and more beautiful in the long run. There is, of course, other factors to consider - nutrition and exercise, for example - but it is skin care that I would like to focus on today.


Valentine's Day has come around again! I know a lot of people don't really care for the day (I've also felt that way) and though we should appreciate our significant others every day, it does feel nice to have a set day to celebrate love and dear ones. It's also a good excuse to eat some cake, put on a nice dress and go on a date. I'm not big on going out for Valentines', so last year we celebrated by throwing a brunch of sorts (see it here). I baked a lot of goodies, we sat down, ate and exchanged our presents. I thought we'd keep the tradition alive and had the same brunch this year. Since we are both working on the 14th, we used this last beautiful Sunday before to celebrate.


As I’m continuing with the series leading up to Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d tackle the impossible task of finding gifts for guys. Girls are so easy to understand – a new perfume, dainty jewelry or anything pink, whilst guys, I have a much harder time finding gifts for. For me, the most important criteria for the perfect gift is seeing it utilized to death. Nothing makes me happier than seeing said gift used or worn all the time. Of course, guys can be very different, but from what I’ve understood, they’re not really that into all the bells and whistles and cutesy stuff. Guys can still appreciate sleek, beautiful design though and I’ve gathered some items here that have worked as good gifts for me.


Pictures from Pinterest & (the first)
Hi, everyone! As you probably know, Valentine's Day is approaching with rapid speed! My first thought was, of course, what am I going to wear? I quickly took to Pinterest and came up with a few ideas! My inital thought was not to go overboard and and to find inspiration to incorporate my everyday wear in a more festive manner, but this turned into a festival of pink balloons and flowers pretty fast! Some of these looks are still pretty basic and I could see myself using my everyday clothes for them. Last year I was definitely more into blacks, deep reds and lace, while this year it's all about the girly pinks, toned down pastels and innocent whites! What are your plans for this Valentine's Day?