December 18, 2015

Steampod flat iron. 50% smoother hair, 50% faster!


Welcome to the new generation of hair straightening! Today I'm going to review a brand new kind of a flat iron: Steampod by L'Oreal Professionel. As the name suggests, the key element is steam, providing a gentle innovative heat action whilst minimising heat damage to the hair.

L'Oreal claims that with a Steampod you'll see results that are up to 50% smoother and 50% faster compaired to a regular straightener, and I couldn't agree more with this claim! Personally, I find it *twice* faster to use and not only it straightens the hair, it turns it into silk! The first time I used it, I couldn't believe how awesome it was. And here I have to tell you that when it comes to hair products and tools, I'm *very* hard to impress!

December 17, 2015

Orange juice fasting: how to lose 3kg/7lbs in 3 days

Last year I lost 11 kilos or 24 pounds in 3 months and I started my weight loss from  orange juice fasting. Feel free to read my entire weight loss story while in this post I'd like to focus on orange juice fasting.

Before some of you start telling me that fasting in unhealthy, I have to tell you that the proper, timed way of fasting is actually approved by most doctors all over the world. I'd like to invite you to make your research and discover some amazing health benefits of short-term fasting including improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol levels, insulin sensitivity as well as reducing the risk of diabetes and triggered immune cell regeneration. For example, you can read this article or this one. One of the best books I read about fasting is "The miracle of fasting" by Paul Bragg. With that said, it's true that there exist contraindications for fasting  and it's recommended to consult with your doctor before adopting a fast and adhere to it correctly. And since it's something that works great for me in all ways, I'd like to share with you my experience :)

November 30, 2015

Hollywood Waves hair stylers for texture and curls


Hi guys! You often ask me if I ever prepare my hair for styling and which products do I use. I do like to texturize my naturally staight/smooth/sleek hair to give some grip and volume and today I'll share with you my new favorite stylers: Hollywood Waves by L'Oreal Professionnel (from TECNI.ART series for professional hair styling). These products are ment to either
- add definition to natural curls/waves, or
- prepare straight hair for curling.
But guess what? I love to use these stylers directly on my straight hair even when don't curl it, simply to give it a lot of volume or make it easier to braid :) The hair volume in the below picture was achieved without any styling or blow drying. I simply applied "WAVES FATALES" gel onto my dampen hait, let it dry naturally and created a deep part at the end. Many for some of you this kind of a volume is nothing special, but for me and my very thin hair is's a kind of a XXL volume, right from the roots! :D

November 29, 2015

Pencil skirt with fringe OOTD

Summer never ends in Qatar and on weekends I love going for long walks in the Corniche - a waterfront promenade extending for several kilometers along Doha Bay. Corniche begins near the Museum of Islamic Art overlooking gorgeous towers of West Bay, picture perfect business area of Doha, and ends near the distinctive pyramid-shaped Sheraton Hotel.

Today I'm wearing one of my new favorite outfits: a pencil skirt with fringe paired with a tight denim jacket. I love everything about this skirt - it was love at first sight and the only thing I brought from USA recently. Hopefully I can find some more similar looking skirts but in fun vibrant colors.

Jacket: Guess
Skirt: Express
Shoes: Bocage
Sunglasses: Quay Australia
Bag: C&A

Let me know if you want me to make a tutorial for this hairstyle!

November 21, 2015

Boyfriend jeans and leather jacket OOTD

Today I'm sharing with you one of the casual outfits for long walks in Paris. Recently I got totally addicted to messy buns and I wear them at least 3 times a week :) In this hair tutorial I show you my favorite technique of create one. Every single time it turns out differently, and that's what I love most about it!

Jeans: C&A
Jacket: Nadine
Top: Bershka
Shoes: Geox
Bag: C&A

November 13, 2015

My "new" old purple dress

Today I'm enjoying my "new" dress :) It used to be just past my knees and I had it shortened recently. Love it so much more this way! This hairstyle is an illusion braid from this hair tutorial.

The bag is from Michael Kors and the dress itself, I bought it years ago in Nadine in Italy. Love Nadive, too bad I can't find it in France  :(

November 10, 2015

All denim - all comfy OOTD

I just love going for long walks in Paris and in this post I'm sharing with you one of my favorite fall outfits - all denim and all comfy, especially the shoes from Ecco! I was trying to avoid Ecco for many years since I find their design very old fashioned, BUT recently they changed their style quite a bit and introduced many trendy models. So I finally got a pair  and don't regret it at all since these shoes are the most comfortable ones I've ever worn.

 I don't have a tutorial for this hairstyle yet, let me know in the comments if you'd like me to film one ;)

Jacket: Guess
Blouse: Guess
Jeans: Marc O'Polo
Shoes: Ecco

November 08, 2015

Exploring desert sculptures in Qatar (by Richard Serra)

The other day we went exploring Qatari desert sculptures by Richard Serra and I have to admit I never saw something like this before.

November 04, 2015

Huda Beauty lashes review

Hi guys! Today I'm testing Huda Beauty false eyelashes :) In the following pic I'm wearing falsies called Carmen and further in this post I'll show you 5 other designs. I love wearing falsies for photos, videos and whenever I have a special event to attend.

October 25, 2015

Pumpkin paradise detected! It's Halloween time!

When I was visiting my best friend in San Jose near San Francisco in California recently, I found a real pumpkin paradise :))) Before I actually visited USA (this was my first time), I couldn't even imagine how seriously americans take Halloween and everything pumpkin. That's quite cool actually! I'm not a big fan of "scary" things but seeing pumpkins everywhere is really fun :) So just before taking my flight back to Paris, I stopped for 10 minutes at *the* pumpkin spot to take pics of the scenery for those of you who have never seen something like this before :)  Enjoy!

October 20, 2015

Birthday OOTD in Paris

Hi guys! I finally found a moment to upload some photos from my birthday :)  I was in a mood for a timeless elegant look and even though I rarely wear black, this time something deep inside me decided to give it a go ;)  Perhaps it's because I wanted to find a perfect match for my new shoes that really wanted to wear haha...

October 06, 2015

White and denim combinations: jeans, skirt, vest

I love combining anything white and anything denim! It's quite a timeless trend that got even more popular this season, especially when it comes to white sneakers that are worn with literally anything - even with a skirt or a dress. In this post I'd like to show you some of my favorite white and denim combinations, really interchangeable and easy to wear. Let me know in the comments which look do you like most :)

HAIRSTYLE: dutch braid from this hair tutorial.
For the first look I secured it with a clear elastic band behind my ear, while for the second look I simply braided the remaining hair - it's a basic 3 strand braid :)

White skirt: Marks & Spencer
White vest: Motivi
Denim vest: Pull & Bear
Boyfriend jeans: C & A
Shoes: Geox

October 03, 2015

All denim OOTD

Today I'd like to share with you one of my favorite "all denim" looks. This season wearing denim on denim is the right thing to do if you want to look super stylish. Less is more, so I like keep it simple with two denim pieces of clothing in classic cuts and matching colors. I have to admit that I prefer clothes with decorative details and I simply love the laced elements in my vest and shiny pearls in my shorts.

Let me know in the comments if you'd like me to make a hair tutorial for the braided hairstyle I'm wearing here :)

Top: Guess
Shorts; Motivi
Rings: Bijou Brigitte
Sunglasses: Bijou Brigitte
Sandals: Bottega Veneta
Bag: C and A

September 29, 2015

All about white shorts...and birds! OOTD

Here's my outfit of the other day for a walk at La Defense near Paris. When it's sunny and warm, I just love to wear my white shorts! Denim shorts are always a great solution for a relaxed and casual look and white color instantly glams up the entire look and makes it appear chic without being over the top. To emphasize that feel I like to pair white short with a white top and the one with a huge bird print on it is one of my favorites! I just love everything about birds :D The weather in Paris is changing quite a lot throughout the day, so no matter how warm it's supposed to be during the day, you're never safe in the morning and in the evening without a jacket or a vest. Today I opted for a denim vest. Comfy white converse sneakers complete my look. At first I couldn't decide between white and blue sunglasses but finally went for blue ones :)

My hairstyle is a side swept version of this hair tutorial made on straight hair (and thus looking casual). The video tutorial is also embedded at the end of this post :)

Shorts: Terranova
Shirt: Bershka
Denim vest: Pull&Bear
Shoes: Geox

September 14, 2015

Bright mini dress + Denim vest OOTD

Hi guys!

Today I'm going to show you some of my favorite accessories and look of the other day in Poland. It was a *really* hot day, thus a super mini dress ;))) Normally I'd wear it as a top with leggings, but once in a blue moon, when it's really hot or when I find myself somewhere by the beach, I like to go for a bold mini. Paired with flat shoes and a casual vest, the entire outfit looks relaxed. Denim is really on trend these days and I'm enjoying it to the fullest. It's crazy how it goes great with pretty much any relaxed outfit giving it that modern, trendy yet effortless feel.

No wonder I love denim so much - blue is one of my favorite colors! You can find it my accessories: watch, bracelet and multiple rings. I have a huge weakness for bracelets with charms and finally I found a perfect JORD watch to go with my Ti Sento bracelet! The face of this watch is a gorgeous turquoise color while the bracelet is made of beautiful brown wood that not only complements the colors in my bracelet, but also matches many of my sunglasses and bags. I love how wood makes this watch really unique and contemporary. Check out the close ups further in this post! Here you can see one of my favorite bags (the one with rivets and fringe) and sunglasses (chic leopard and cute round pink ones).

When it's hot, I like to wear my hair up ... and we all have to agree that a fishtail is the queen of braids, so I simply cannot get enough of it ;) Tried to catch a bit of sunset in my hair, hope you like the artsie feel!

Watch: JORD - Cora (ladies automatic watch)
Bracelet: Ti Sento
Sunglasses: Bijou Brigitte (both leppard and pink)
Rings: Bijou Brigitte (they have nice sets of multiple matching rings)
Bag: C and A
Denim vest: Pull and Bear (by far the most tight fitting of all the vests I tried)
Dress/top: Calzedonia
Shoes: Bottega

August 17, 2015

Destination Paradise: Maldives


Maldives is a country of exotic islands in the Indian Ocean. For me, Maldives is the definition of Paradise - a perfect location for a honeymoon or just a romantic escape from reality. There are over 100 resorts located on tiny islands miles away from civilization and even though the trip to get there from Paris takes over 20h (by 3 planes), it's totally worth it! Warning: after you visit Maldives, you might not want to go anywhere else again, so save it for the last :)) 

I vlogged about my trip on my Snapchat LilithMoonLife and then I used my footage in my YouTube video, so feel free to check it out :)

June 21, 2015

Summer makeup tutorial 3-in-1 with Too Faced "Sugar Pop"

Hello and welcome to me 3-in-1 summer makeup tutorial where I'll show you how to create several cute, quick and easy looks for everyday or a party. Fresh and vibrant, they are very fun to wear!

I used "Sugar Pop" palette by Too Faced, their blush and Melted Metal liquified metallic lipsticks in shades:
  • Tu-Tu, a netural pink-toned shade that goes well with my "Candy" turquoise-purple-pink look.
  • Debutante, a golden-toned light peachy shade that complements my warm toned orange and brown "Spicy" makeup.
  • Jelly, a dark and intense purple shade that matches plum colors of my "Plums" eye makeup.
For your chance to win your own "Sugar Pop" palette by Too Faced, enter the giveaway on my YouTube channel following these instructions:

May 21, 2015

Ponytail a la Beyonce, reversed braid and navy look

Version francaise   Русская версия

Hi guys! Until I saw Beyonce's look at Met Gala 2015, I never thought that high  side swept ponytails could be such a fun style to wear. I decided to try it out combined with an upside down braid at the back. Unlike Beyonce's ponytail that is sleek and curled, mine is big and messy :) That's how I like for casual wear!

May 17, 2015

My 1st cooking class: THAI food in Maison de la Thailande


Hi guys!

What's your favorite kind of food? For me, it's Thai! I discovered it when I moved to Paris and I got totally obsessed with it, especially with curries...

Recently I took my very first cooking class in Maison de la Thailande in Paris (you can click here to discover their offer, in French) and I thought I'd share with you what it was like :)

May 14, 2015

Romantic look in Qanat Quartier, Doha


Hey guys! Today I'd like to show you a bit of Qatar, namely the amazing Qanat Quartier (QQ) in Doha. I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw it - it makes you feel like you're in Italy! It's freshly built and hardly anyone lives there yet, so the streets are empty, perfect for taking pictures and breaking the dress code lol

May 10, 2015

Prom/wedding hairstyles for medium/long hair

Hi guys! Thought I'd make a selection of my prom/wedding hair tutorials for you to choose from in case you have a special event to attend. They're quite versatile, great for all special occasions, formal and semi-formal events (graduation, homecoming, ball, etc) not to forget about photo shoots and romantic dates when you want to dress to impress :)

May 05, 2015

Summer look in reds and golds with a maxi skirt

Here's another look of the day in Qatar. Here it's all about covering knees/shoulders, so I finally get a chance to wear my maxi skirts which look a bit weird in busy urban Paris. When it comes to maxi skirts, I feel like they make people look a kind of "mature" so I like to mix them with relaxed "frivolous" tops. This way the entire look appears less serious and more fun.

As far as my shoulders are concerned, in public places I usually cover them with a scarf that I always carry around :) I do not consider it a part of my look, just a cover-up lol

Hair tutorial on my dutch braid:
Hair extensions:
Sunglasses: Bijou Brigitte
Top: Camaieu
Skirt: Club Monaco
Bag: Michael Kors
Shoes: a small local shop

May 04, 2015

Braided bun and maxi pants for hot summer days

Version francaise    Русская версия

Hi everyone!

Right now I'm in Qatar and it's really hot here. I thought I'd show you one of the looks I like to wear a lot these days: braided bun and maxi pants combined with my favorite jewelry pieces. Click here to watch my hair tutorial on the braids and here for the messy bun tutorial.

April 21, 2015

My weight loss story, or how I lost 24lbs/11kg in 3 months

Hey guys! I'm proud to announce that I lost 11kg/24lbs in 3 months! :)))))
That's how my weight loss was distributed over time:
  • 5 kg or 11 lbs after 2 weeks
  • 6 kg or 13 lbs after 1 month
  • 9 kg or 20 lbs after 2 months
  • 10 kg or 22 lbs after 2.5 months
  • 11 kg or 24 lbs after 3 months
I reached my goal weight 3 weeks ago, so yaaaaay :)
For those asking about my height, I'm 173cm tall (~5.67).

Today I'll share with you my weight loss story. Hope it will inspire and motivate you in case you're also trying to lose some extra weight :)

That's what I'm going to talk to you about today:

1. My weight gain, or A very bad girl Lilith.
2. A simple weight loss rule, or Who likes Maths?
4. Secret of success, or Get prepared!
5. My weight loss objectives, or Reset and Detox.
6. My compromise, or Keep it Yumm!
7. My diet and physical activity, or Common sense diet.
8. My super foods, just super foods!
9. Food cravings, or Greedy flashbacks.
10. Eating out, or Keep it simple!
11. How to get started, or Some advice for beginners.

Useful links:
Calorie Calculator to estimate the number of calories your body needs to maintain its current weight.
Calorie Burn Calculator to see how many calories different activities burn.
Calorie Counter to find out how many calories each food contains + nutrition facts
FitDay free diet journal, aka software to track your calories, weight, measurements and more. I use it!
MyFitnessPal free calories counter app. My boyfriend uses it :) Ideal if you rely on renown or already made foods (you just scan the packaging with your phone to input the data). Personally, since I don't like mobile apps (other than photo editors and navigators) and rely on my own recipes, I prefer FitDay. I also like how in FitDay you can see graphs representing your progress. But my boyfriend lieks to keep things simple and he's happy with MyFitnessPal.

April 13, 2015

Fusion braid and happy puffers


Hi guys! Today I'd like to share with you the results on my hair experiment on vacation in Szczecin in Poland. I combined different types of braids to create a fusion faux hawk look that I totally love.
It's the first time I actually used my Glam Time clip-in hair extensions for a hairstyle where braids start really high at the back of my head. The trick was to use only 3-clip and 2-clip wefts, disregard any extensions showing while braiding and make necessary adjustments at the end.

March 05, 2015

Smokey eyes makeup tutorial


Finally, here comes a party makeup tutorial on a sultry and charming look perfect for a night out. I went for a classic soft smokey eyes with nude lips that complements all eye colors (brown, hazel, green, blue, grey). Even beginners can do it, just follow my step by step instructions :) I used some long wear products (primer, lipstick, liner) that will help this makeup last all night long if you plan to dance till dawn ;)

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