Saturday, July 9, 2011

Off to the countryside - Outfit & Face of the day

My dad and I went to visit a family friend's cabin that he built on the outskirts of my hometown of Sibiu, in a tiny village... the countryside, if you will.

It was an absolutely beautiful day, quiet and serene... it's amazing how the environment changes just 10 kilometres away from the city on an unpaved road.

Anyways, I opted for a simple, "sporty" (as sporty as I get, anyway) sort of outfit. Very casual and comfortable for walking and hanging around the property. The makeup was light, but my skin has been on oily overload -- sidenote, Vichy Pro-Matte does absolutely nothing from an oil control point of view but maybe if I persist it will eventually work? More on that later.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
NARS Madly Blush
Chanel Vert Khaki eyeshadow smudged along top and bottom lashlines as eyeliner
MAC Feline eyeliner on waterline
Prestige My Blackest Lashes mascara
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine "Boy" lipstick

My hair got tucked away in a messy side-braid... the style I opt for when it's not co-operating or when I lack imagination.

On to the casual outfit and the beautiful green scenery :)

A loose white tank over a cropped black bandeau (to avoid indecent exposure ha), rather masculine shorts by Burberry, a dainty silver 36" Lisa Taubes necklace for a more feminine touch, and black ballet flats by Lanvin. On my nails was Essie's Mint Candy Apple.

Hope you are having a great weekend!!


  1. Love the outfit and the makeup. Perfect for summer! It seems as if the rainy spell has lifted in Romania? Have fun!

  2. I'm afraid Vichy does nothing, indeed - I found La Roche Posay to be much more effective.
    However you look lovely and positively glowy!

  3. As a fellow oily skin sufferer, I feel your pain :) I'm finding the Laura Mercier Oil-Free primer to be pretty good though, just a small amount smoothed over, not rubbed in, before I apply my foundation.

    Rimmel Stay Matte powder is also without a doubt the best I've used. In no way luxurious but does the job well. x

  4. Hey!

    You look gorgeous!
    I've been following you for a while but never took the time to leave a comment...
    You have great taste when it comes to makeup and fashion!
    I love the Rouge Coco Shines, they are perfect for summer!
    I hope you enjoy your holidays in Europe? :-)
    Lots of love from Switzerland!


  5. Cute look! I love your necklace! I too suffer from oily skin - I really like the Bare Minerals Prime Time Oil Control Primer - it works wonders!

  6. Beautiful! Love the hair and the shorts - especially paired up with the flats! <3

  7. I have really oily skin and I found that substituting my everyday cleanser with a gentle scrub really really helps. Sometimes I do go back to using a cleanser but I always find myself going back to my scrub.

    Love love your necklace!!

  8. I used to use Vichy Normaderm for oil control when I was a teenager, it worked really well for me.

    I love the Chanel Coco shines, I have evasion and liberte. Love them both!

  9. i know right, pro-matte doesn't work well does it!! i like the normaderm day moisturiser and oil control though, much better xx

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  11. I love what you did with your hair! Effortlessly chic and keeps it from sticking to you on a hot summers day. Love your style :)

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  12. Your makeup looks lovely and dewy!


  13.'re looking very fresh!

  14. your side braid is gorgeous! i always have trouble with keeping mine from coming undone. :\

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  15. You look lovely! Beautiful scenery!

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  17. your skin looks so radiant and natural in your photo! it makes me want to try the armani foundation.

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  19. Love the shorts, and your skin is glowing!

    It is so rainy where I live, nice to see your receiving some sunshine!

  20. Vert Khaki looks gorgeous on you!

  21. your make up is flawless! i adore your look for the day! have fun!

    positively, raeshelle!

  22. Love the make-up

  23. Love your makeup! Your eyelashes are HUGE. LOL.

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  24. You look glowing, dewy and refreshed! Lovely look fr teh summer!
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  25. You are very pretty =)


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