French manicure, my interpretation

We all know the popular French manicure with the white tip, and we have all done it many times. Personally I have never been a big fan of it, I just feel that it is a bit too conservative for me, so I always try to find ways to quirky it up, and make it more playful. So here is my interpretation of it.

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Όλες μας γνωρίζουμε καλά το λευκό Γαλλικό μανικιοúρ, και όλες μας το έχουμε φορέσει αρκετές φορές. Προσωπικά δεν το έχω υποστηριξει και πολύ, ίσως να είναι λίγο συντηριτικό για εμένα. Γι ΄αυτό πάντα προσπαθώ να βρώ μοντέρνους και διαφορετικούς τρόπους που να μου ταιριάζουν. Εδώ σας δείχνω μια διαφορετική εκτέλεση του.

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HOW TO:

We will need green and black nail varnish, top and base coat and our stick on French tips. Paint with the light (green) varnish your nails and let it dry. When it has dried, place the stick-on tips and then paint the black varnish and then quickly remove the tip, and let it dry. Decide whether you want to have a full French tip result or you can just leave a couple like I did. Finish with your top coat and you are ready!

Good luck

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ΠΩΣ:

Θα χρειαστούμε πράσινο και μαύρο μανό, βάση, γυαλιστικό και τις αυτοκόλητες ταινίες για το γαλλικό μανικιουρ. Βάφουμε τα νύχια μας πράσινα και τα αφήνουμε να στεγνώσουν. Αφού στεγνώσουν καλά κολάμε τις ταινίες στην άκρη των νυχιών και περνάμε το μαυρο μανό και αφαιρούμε γρήγορα τη ταινία. Είναι πολύ συμαντικό να το αφήσουμε να στεγνώσει καλά πριν βαλουμε το γύαλιστικό. Αποφασίστε αν θέλετε το ίδιο αποτέλεσμα σε όλα τα νύχια ή απλά σε μερικά. Μόλις στεγνώσουν βάζουμε το γυαλιστικό και είμαστε έτοιμες!

Καλή επιτυχία!

Old jeans… old friends

You open up your wardrobe and you dig out these old jeans that you haven’t worn in months, yes you love them, you have so many memories with them, they’re still stylish but for some reason you have complete forgotten about them… and then you slip them on…. oh what a feeling, how comfy, just like old friends, you don’t need to say much but they still get you. Well now is the time to style them up and give them the outing these jeans deserve and this is how I did it.

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Ανοίγεις τη ντουλάπα σου και ανακαλύπτεις το παλιό σου τζιν που έχεις να φορέσεις μήνες! Ναι, αυτό το τζιν το αγαπάς, εχεις τόσες αναμνήσεις φορώντας το και πάλι καλά έιναι ακόμα στη μόδα, αλλά για κάποιο λόγο το είχες ξεχάσει τελείως! … και το φοράς…. αυτό είναι, η τέλεια αίσθηση, άνετο και σου μπαίνει γάντι, σαν ένα παλιό γνώριμο φίλο που δε χρειάζεται να πεις πολλά αλλά σε πιάνει. Τώρα όμως πρέπει να του δώσει το στυλ που του αξίζει… εγώ το σκέφτηκα κάπως έτσι.

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{ONLY jeans}

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{top by Rene Karadimou}

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{Shoes by ZARA, bag DKNY, and vintage earrings}

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{Leather jacket by SELECTED FEMME}

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{Make up: subtle base but with a vibrant blue line and black mascara, making it more suitable for autumn – Μακιγιάζ: απαλή βάση με έντονο μπλε eyeliner συνδιασμένο με μαύρη μάσκαρα για πιο φθινοπωρινό look}

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Simple and stylish, after all you can’t go wrong with jeans and a top!

JustKassi

photos by: Antonis

Promise to myself

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A very interesting, intense and full of decisions weekend has just come to an end. The past 48 hours led me to a path that I was much willing to take, conquering first my own demons, which are constantly hunting me. That’s when I decided that putting together my own motivational words wouldn’t be a bad idea. One of the things I decided was that this space will be also speaking to you in Greek; now that will be fun!

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Οι τελευταίες 48 ώρες του Σαββατοκύριακου που μόλις πέρασε με οδήγησαν να επιλέξω ένα δρόμο που πάντα ήθελα. Οι πολλές σκέψεις και αποφάσεις σα να βρίσκουν οστά και οι παραπάνω λέξεις θα είναι τα κίνητρά μου και μια υπόσχεση εαυτού που θέλω να κρατήσω. Μία από τις αποφάσεις μου ήταν ότι αυτό το blog θα μιλάει και Ελληνικά! Αυτό θα είναι σίγουρα ενδιαφέρον… χμμμ για να δούμε!

Autumn look

What an irony, I am supposed to be writing about Autumn looks and outside the weather has fast forwarded to winter! It is freezing cold, raining and so grey! ppff! Thank God I managed to take these photos last week so I can share at least an autumn look with you.

The way this weather is turning out to be, it will be winter looks that I will be only sharing! I am missing the sun so much!

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{Leather jacket by Selected Femme Jeans}

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{ trousers by Top Shop, top by Zara}

collage autumn lookLava necklace from Santorini, and a splash of summer nails which I was denying to change for the first week back in Dublin! Up until last week I was keeping a summer mode for my make up too, which is now changing, as the 9 degrees outside are not very autumn / summer friendly.

The only great think in all this greyness is that our new camera is doing wonders and has really made my boyfriend to work his artistic ways! He is truly enjoying photography and I am benefiting along with all of you of the great results! I hope you enjoy this fresh look on my blog!

Photos by: Antonios (Thank  you Antonios! x)

Sun Kissed look explained

Good morning everyone, happy Monday and hope you all have a great week ahead. I love when my precious followers ask for more details on one of my blog posts / looks and this time I was asked to give more details and tips on the sun kissed look that you all so enjoyed.

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The steps to do this look are easy because you are already basing it to your tanned complexion, but here are the details….

1. Moisturize  – The first step is to have a well moisturized face, and around the eyes area. A well moisturized face means that the products will be easier to apply and give a smooth effect. collage beauty products

{My moisturizing products at the moment}

2. Foundation & Concealer – The secret to this look is the foundation. For the summer months that our skin goes a bit darker I would advise to invest in a darker shade than the one you use for winter time, it just makes things a lot easier and you don’t have to be blending it with your bronzer to match the colour. Although, if owning two products is too much to ask, then your bronzer will have to work a bit harder to avoid that white ash look. For this look I went for the Mac Face and Body NC3. Make sure you use a round brush to blend it in well and start from the nose area where the redness is usually gathered.

For the concealer the only thing that you have to pay attention to is not to go too light. Blend well with a brush, step back and check, is there a big contrast to the foundation, if yes blend again.

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{Mac Face and Body}

3. Bronzer – Bronzer is the hidden ace on your sleeve for this look. For my sun kissed look I used No7 Dual Bronzer. From the very start of my make up career I tend to use dual bronzers, I just feel that I have more of a choice and I don’t need to carry many products with me. Depending on your complexion blend the two or just use the most appropriate shade. Remember the no3 trick. Shape No3 on your face starting from your cheeks going up to your forehead and the going down to your cheeks again and last to your chin, with gentle strokes. The result should be subtle and natural.

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If you get these top 3 steps right then the rest is easy. For the blusher I went for a natural healthy pink colour and the same for the lipstick. Your eye shadow should be of a natural beige colour reflecting your skins natural shade. Finish up with black mascara.

An easy look for all times – you don’t need expensive products or hundreds of brushes to have a look that will make you feel confident and yourself.

Always here to answer your questions!

JustKassi

JKC