4 Things Every Girl Loves To Get For Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2016



I've been thinking about stuff to give the girls in my family for Christmas and until a few days ago, I didn't have any idea of what to give them. Everytime I thought of something to offer them, I later realized I was thinking about something that I would like to receive, and not them. After thinking it thoroughly, I gathered up 4 items that every girl likes to get for Christmas. 


Aromanice Eco Purity Bath Kit 


What kind of girl doesn't like to be pampered? This kit is a great way to bring the Spa to your home. It comes with bath salts, a small towel, body lotion, shower gel and shower cream. 


Caudalie Thé Des Vignes Hand+Nail Cream and Lip Conditioner 



We all experience dry hands and lips during winter, so what a better gift to give someone than a good hand moisturizer and lip balm to keep your skin and lips hydrated. That's where this Caudalie kit comes in. Besides the fact that it is a great gift, the moisturizer and lip balm are a great size so you can easily carry the with you everywhere you go. 


Oriflame Happydisiac Perfume 



Who doesn't want to smell good? In my mind, everyone loves perfumes so obviously this is a great Christmas gift, in my opinion. This Oriflame Perfume is a great option. Its floral smell with a hint or Wild Strawberry and Egipcian Jasmine gives you a subtle yet noticeable smell. 


Chocolates!



This is probably the most standard gift but yet it is one you can't go wrong with (unless the person you're giving the chocolates to is allergic or doesn't like them). People love to eat these little treats during the Christmas as some of these chocolates -like Ferrero Rocher- are only available during the holidays. 

How I Stay Organized

Tuesday, December 06, 2016



If you're a blogger, you know how time consuming it is to run a blog. You need to think about post ideas, take pictures, edit them, write the post, promote it on social media and, of course engage with your readers. Blogging takes much more time than most people think!

Sometimes, it can be hard to juggle blogging with school, work and your social life. 
For a lot of bloggers, blogging is a hobby- a side job if you will- so they don't have a lot of time to spend writing and promoting things on social media. I've struggled several times with this issue- wanting to blog but not having the time to do so. However, I've come up with an organization system to help me organize my blog and blogging schedule, but also to help me organize my life in general. Today, I'm sharing 3 ways I keep myself and my blog organized. 



 Planner 

I'm a visual person, so I hate organizing my life on my phone. I need to visualize my week in order to organize myself around the things I have to do. For the past year I've been using a Mr. Wonderful Agenda (here's the 2017 version) and in  there I write down everything I need to do regarding my blog and also my personal life. 




 Blog Notebook

I have this Ale-Hop notebook (which is no longer in stock but here's another one I find really cute) and I use to jot down blogpost ideas, to write rough drafts of blogposts and photo ideas. That way, I can be a bit more organized with my blog. 



 Pocket Planner

My Mr. Wonderful Planner is a quite big so it doesn't fit in most of my bags so my Mom got me this little pocket planner -I made the cover myself- which I take with me everywhere and everytime I have a blogpost idea or have somewhere important to go to, I write it down there and then transfer the information to my big Mr. Wonderful Agenda. 



How do you stay organized?

5 Beauty Favorites

Sunday, December 04, 2016



This morning, I realized I only ever did a 'favorites' post once almost (here) almost two years ago. I was going through my makeup and beauty products and gathered up 5 products I've been using over and over for the last few weeks and decided to share them with you guys.





Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer in 010 Porcelain 

I found this concealer randomly when I went to the drug store to buy a lipstick for my sister. I was extremely happy to find it because I had ever found a super light concealer under 5€. It's super high coverage and it blends amazingly.  




I've loved this palette ever since I got it three years ago. It's a great palette to use for an everyday makeup look and also for more elaborate looks. As you can see by the pictures, my most used colors are Venus - which I used to wear as a  highlighter for the longest time- and Naked 2. 




Essence Lip Liner in 05 Soft Berry 

I love Essence Lip Liners. They are super soft and creamy and glide on like butter. I've been using the color 06 Soft Mauve for the longest time but, the last few times I've been to the drug store, this color is not available. Back in June, I bought this shade and I really liked it but I only wore it about two times before I lost it. A few weeks ago, I re-bought it and have fallen in love with it all over again.



I've talked about this lipstick on my '5 Not So Typical Lipsticks For Winter' post (here). I haven't had it for a long time but for the short time I've had it, I've been loving it. It's super pigmented and even though it's a matte lipstick, it doesn't feel dry on the lips.




I love black nail polishes and this Kiko one is, by far, my favorite. I love the fact that you don't need to apply coats and coats of it to have an opaque finish. You  just need only two- sometimes even one- coat and it'll look perfect.

What beauty products have you been loving lately? 






TMI Tag

Saturday, December 03, 2016



The TMI tag  is a tag that I've seen running around my favorite blogs for quite some time.  The questions are rather personal and are clearly intended to show blog readers to know a bit more about the person behind the blog. I thought I'd give it a go and answer these questions so you guys could get to know me a bit better. 


1: What are you wearing?

Black legging, white sweater and grey cardigan 

2: Ever been in love?


No.


3: Ever had a terrible breakup?


No


4: How tall are you?

1,61  meters/ 5 ft 2 in.


5: How much do you weigh?


I have no idea and really don't want to know haha 

6: Any tattoos?

No


7: Any piercings?


I have my ears pierced 5 times

8: OTP?


Don't have one 


9: Favorite show?

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. forever!



10: Favorite bands?


Little Mix, One Direction, Maroon 5, 5 Seconds of Summer, D.A.M.A.



11: Something you miss? 


 Oddly, my middle school days 



12: Favorite song?


All time- ''Stand by me.'' Right now- ''Say you won't let go''

13: How old are you?


I'm 19 years-old


14: Zodiac sign?


Taurus 


15: Quality you look for in a partner?


Confidence, loyalty and a good sense of humour



16: Favorite Quote?


''A winner never quits and a quitter never wins .''



17: Favorite actor? 



Jennifer Aniston and Theo James 



18: Favorite color?


Blush Pink, white, black and grey 



19: Loud music or soft?


Two months ago I would say soft but now I'll say loud.



20: Where do you go when you’re sad?


My bedroom



21: How long does it take you to shower?


15 minutes I'd say



22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?


45 minutes I think



23: Ever been in a physical fight?



Once when I was about 13 


24: Turn on?


Confidence


25: Turn off?


Cockiness
26: The reason I started blogging?



I wanted to share my passion for fashion with people all around the world.

27: Fears?

Clowns



28: Last thing that made you cry?

A girl talking about a illness she has. 



29: Last time you said you loved someone?

Last Monday



30: Meaning behind your Blog Name?

I'm Portuguese, which is in Europe and I wanted to talk about fashion so that's why my blog is called The European Closet



31: Last book you read?

''Girl Boss''

32: The book you’re currently reading?

''Puck you'' a book on Wattpad 



33: Last show you watched?

A Portuguese Reality Show 



34: Last person you talked to?

My mom

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?

Friend



36: Favorite food?

Spaghetti Bolognese 



37: Place you want to visit?


London 



38: Last place you were?



Coffee House 


39: Do you have a crush?



No


40: Last time you kissed someone?


Just a few minutes ago



41: Last time you were insulted?


My sister called me stupid this afternoon- after I called her dumb haha.



42: Favorite flavor of sweet?


Chocolate



43: What instruments do you play??


I don't play any instruments 



44: Favorite piece of jewelery?


Necklaces and Chokers 



45: Last sport you played?



Volleyball 


46: Last song you sang?



24K Magic by Bruno Mars


47: Favorite chat up line?

''Did you fart, cause you blew me away!''



48: Have you ever used it?



As a joke 


49: Last time you hung out with anyone?


5 minutes ago




50: Who should answer these questions next?


Anyone who wants to :)

5 Not So Typical Lipsticks for Winter

Thursday, December 01, 2016


For most people, winter and holiday season makeup looks mean gold eyes and  red matte lipsticks. Well, not for me. I hate seeing myself with those bright red lipsticks so I stay as far away as I can from them. I've always preferred nude and brownish colors instead. Today, I'll show you my top 5 not so typical lipsticks - which are all under 10€-  to wear this winter/holiday season. 





This is the only liquid lipstick I own and I really like it. The formula is very creamy and easy to apply. The only downside about it is the fact that it transfers color so you have to be a bit more careful or else you'll end up with a stained shirt- like me. 



These lipsticks were only 1€ each, you can't get a better deal than that! They have a soft glossy finish which I really don't mind since it's not extremely shinny. 
The color 312 is a red lipstick with a brown undertone which I find very interesting. I've only worn this color about three times since I bought it but I really like it. 
I've worn the color 403 a million times already and every time I wear it, I fall more in love with it. It's a beautiful brownish nude color which goes great with every single eye makeup look you create. 


These are the two -and only- Essence Lipsticks I own. I bought the burgundy color called It's a Statement  about two months ago and the light pink color called Natural Kiss just last week and I love both of them. They are matte but don't feel dry on the lips.The dark burgundy color is great to wear at parties and special events- in particular holiday parties and events- and the pink color is a great everyday lipstick. 



What are your favorite Lipsticks to wear during Holiday Season? 

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