Friday, March 13, 2015

home library


Yes, I'm one of those girls.
I'm dreaming of a house where I can have an office/library filled with books and all kinds of random stuff.
And I love looking at pictures of such places; I even have a whole pinboard dedicated to books and everything book related.
There's just something so magical about them and life without them would be so boring.

picture source: pinterest

xoxo Alexa J.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Say you love me

When paying a visit to my family in Poland recently, I fell in love with Jessie Ware.
My cousing had the song "Say you love me" playing in her car when we were driving somewhere and the song stuck in my head. Next time we drove her car the song was on repeat.
Since then I've checked out some more of her music.
I must admit that her songs, at least the three I've been listening to most, "Say you love me", "Wildest moments" and "Tough Love", could easily be included on the soundtrack for "50 Shades of Gray". Because the lyricks fit perfectly. In fact she has one song on there, "Meet me in the middle", but it doesn't make my top 3 Jessie Ware list.
Which is:

1. Say you love me

2. Wildest momets
(I adore her outfit in this)

3. Tough Love

what Jessie Ware songs do you like?

xoxo Alexa J.

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Just to take a little brake from posting about nails I wanted to introduce you to my cat.
Her name is Pusia, pretty standard cat name in Poland, and she is the most beautiful cat I've ever seen.
She lives with my parents and I love to cuddle with her as much as I can when I'm there.
Last time I also took some pictures while we were decorating the tree outside since it was December the 1st.


Pusia #2

Pusia #3

 Thank you so much for reading :)
Alexa J.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Lady Like & Some Enchanted Evening

Ever since Ingrid (missglamorazzi) mentioned this combination in one of her videos, I wanted it.
This summer I finally got my hands on both of these beauties, 
Deborah Lippmann's 'Some Enchanted Evening' and Essie's 'Lady Like'.

Lady Like is such a beautiful natural, soft colour. I love how it makes my hands look, so
lady like, hahaha, sofisticated and delicate.

essie - lady like (two coats)

Some Enchanted Evening adds just that something something to the manicure.
Honestly I can't stop looking at my hands when I have it on. Especially in the sunlight.
This combination is perfect for those special events like summer weddings and prom.
It's so soft and not in your face while it's still something special.

lady like & some enchanted evening

Hope you like this post ;)
Alexa J.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chalk Dust

Chalk Dust is the other nail polish that I have from Maybelline's Polka Dots collection
and it is the one with clear base.
Having that in mind I figured I need to put it on top of a coloured nail polish and started looking through my polishes to find the perfect mach.
When I came over Inglot's 307, I immediately thought, this is it, it's perfect.
Do you know why, because it reminded me of bees, yellow, black and white.
Of course you can put it on top of whatever colour you want to but I thought this bee theme would be cute.

 Two coats of 307 by Inglot. You can see that it is darker by my cuticles, it was more visible in real life

 So I decided to put one more coat on. This is how three coats look like.

You can only do one nail with Chalk Dust to add something extra to your mani,
or go all the way and paint all your nails with it. Both work great.

What do you think? Do like Chalk Dust?
xoxo Alex J.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rain forest canopy


Maybelline's Rain Forest Canopy is a teal green jelly based polish with black and white 
"glitter" particles in it. They're not really glitter particles because they are not shiny, which, glitter usually is.
This type of polishes have been around the blogosphere for a while but only recently have 
become a thing to do by the more known beauty companies.
As far as I know, both Barry M and Nails Inc. have some like these.
In this particular Maybelline collection that is called Color Show Polka Dots there are five naipolishes, i think.
Four with coloured bases and one with a clear base.
Just recently I managed to find two of them in an H&M near me.
I was thinking about getting them but after looking at them for a while I passed on it
and thought I would come for them later if I still wanted them.
And I did, the next day I was in Oslo and thought I would buy them there, but, I couldn't find them anywhere
so I ended up going back to the same H&M and getting them there.

two coats

three coats

three coats

Two coats looked good, but I wanted to see how three coats looked and personally I prefer it that way.

What do you think about this type of polishes? Do you like it?
Have you seen these in stores?
xoxo Alex J.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

for Audrey

China Glaze's 'for Audrey' is a true Tiffany Blue nail polish.
It's opaque in two coats, but you need to be careful not to use too many strokes.
Three, even and quick strokes (one in the middle then one on each side) seems to work the best. 
Make sure you have enough polish on the brush. 
I really like this types of colours that are teal/blue/turquoise.
I don't know, there is something about them, magic!

Hope you enjoyed this little NOTD post.
How has your day been?
xoxo Alex J.