Best of 2014

I love setting out goals and making out lists, no wonder that the New Year is my favorite celebration (yes, i love it more than Christmas). Its the perfect time to look back and take note of achievements, set new challenges and learn from mistakes. Im very happy to notice that in 2014 the blog become stronger than it ever been before, stats doubled and i think, the content quality improved.

Beauty wise, i found myself staying loyal to a couple of products, discovering new loves and being more diligent with skincare rituals – for example, exfoliation.

Best in Beauty | 2014

Glam Glow Youth Mud

Heavily disputed due to the high price point – Glam Glow still remains the best clay mask i’ve used all year. Detoxing, exfoliating and cleansing, i found that my oily combination skin thrived every time i’ve used this mask. Despite being a small tub, i found that it lasted from August until December, enjoying one mask per week. I will repurchase, probably waiting when it goes on sale again. Full review here.

Irish Beauty Blog

Style Lab Living Proof Style Extender Spray// Morrocan Oil Light// Mac Studio Fix Foundation// Ren Resurfacing AHA Concentrate// Avon Luxe Lipstick.

Style Lab Living Proof Style Extender Spray// Morrocan Oil Light// Mac Studio Fix Foundation// Ren Resurfacing AHA Concentrate// Avon Luxe Lipstick.

The Ren products were the highlight of the year! My skin has been utterly transformed thanks to the Glycolic Mask and the AHA Resurfacing Concentrate. If you are lacking radiance, your skin looks dull, suffer with pigmentation and fine lines – these are the products for you! Find reviews here and here.

Aussie Volume Dry Shampoo Review

Morrocan Oil Light was the oil of choice for my new blonde due, light weight and nourishing it was great for smoothing down mistreated ends.  Also, last year i’ve discovered the joys of dry shampoo with Aussie Aussome Volume leading the way. When i was a brunette, i had to avoid dry shampoos as no matter of the brand i was ending up looking like i’ve aged over night. Since i went lighter, this isn’t a problem and it even helps to blend away dark roots for longer. Review here.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Swatches

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Matte Lip Creams

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet

Tom Ford Spanish Pink Swatch

Tom Ford Spanish Pink Swatch

Most reached out lipsticks of the year were a few: i loved the colors of the Bourjois Lip Velvet (Pink Pong is still my favorite), the longevity of the new Clinique Soft Matte Lipsticks (need a few more in my collection) and the luxury of Tom Ford Spanish Pink. Despite all, probably the most used was the soft, creamy coral – Mac Vegas Volt. Im addicted! See posts here, here, here and here.


 Best in Fashion | 2014

Zara Peplum Coat

Bucharest OOTD – see full post here.

H&M 25 off Clothes Haul

New in my Closet, March Edition – full post here.

Think Pink

Think Pink ft DVF purse – full post here.

Olivia Burton Watch

Olivia Burton Turquoise and Rose Gold Watch. See full post here.

Zara Peplum Coat

Zara Peplum Coat. See full post here.

Afternoon Tea in The Shelbourne. See full post here.

Mango pleated skirt_Fotor

Mango head to toe for the 1st day of summer. Full post here.

Mango Striped Jute Blend Bag_Fotor

Mango OOTD. Full post here.

Zara Mini City Bag 2014

Zara Orange Mini City bag (on sale now!). Full post here.

Andreea Opris

Mint Skirt OOTD. Full post here.

Irish Blogger

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife OOTD. Full post here.

Michael Kors Pink Mini Selma

Michael Kors Pink Mini Selma. Full post here.

Irish Fashion Blogger

Playa des Americas, Tenerife OOTD. Full post here.

No 1 Irish Beauty Blog

Tenerife OOTD. Full post here.

Clerys Carnival

Clerys Fashion Carnival. Full post here.

Michael Kors Striped medium Tote

Michael Kors Striped Medium Travel Tote. Full post here.

Lifestyle Blogger

Bucharest OOTD. Full post here.

Irish Fashion Blog

A day trip to Peles Castle, Romania. Full post here.

Daniel Wellington Classic York Lady Silver 1 (1 of 1)-2

Daniel Wellington Classic York Lady Silver. Full post here.

Ted Baker Rose Gold Chain Bag

Ted Baker Rose Gold Chain Bag. Full post here.

Fashion posts are something i want to do more in 2015, i think its fun to document daily outfits and look back (sometimes with horror) to see how personal style has evolved.


Best in Lifestyle | 2014

Bray Seafront Dublin

Bray in March. Full post here.

Lidl Macaroons

Clean eating. Full post here.

Beauty Table

A peek inside my home. Full post here.

Sunset from our hotel room.

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. Full post here.

Storm in a Tea Cup Skerries

Skerries, Ireland. Full post here.

Lifestyle Blogger in Dublin

Wicklow Mountains. Full post here.

Dinner in The Morrisson

Dinner in The Morrisson, Dublin. Full post here.

Peles Castle in Romania

Peles Castle, Sinaia Romania. Full post here.

Grafton Street, Dublin in December

#NoFilter Dublin winning post in the London City Airport Competition. Full post here.

Thank you for reading my blog, liking and commenting. Your feedback and support means the world! I will do my best to create even better content and hopefully you will enjoy my 2015 posts too.

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  1. January 4, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    Total blogger-only point of envy here – your lips look great close up! Agreed on the Bourjois Velvets, I think they’re my top of everything this year.

  2. Andreea
    January 4, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Thank you Lorraine! Hopefully i will improve more this year. Yes, the Velvets were a hit!

  3. January 5, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Such gorgeous photos! That dry shampoo is also top of my list, can’t get enough of it! Happy New Year, wishing you another great blogging year!

  4. January 6, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    Mi-au luat ochii gentile de la Michael Kors, abia astept sa imi ajunga si mie, sunt absolut adorabile…

    Te pup.

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