Dog People Wanted

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Are you a dog person? If so, what's your favourite dog breed?

Balazs and I are considering getting a puppy later this year, but we're not totally sure what kind would be best for us. We are thinking between an English Cocker Spaniel and a Golden Retriever, but we also love the idea of owning our own little sausage dog:) Aren't they full of personality? Plus, just recently, a friend sent me this teddy-bear-like photo of a Goldendoodle that stole my heart!

Anyway, I'd love to hear what's your experience with different dog breeds. Our aim is to have a friendly, calm yet playful buddy that we can take everywhere we go.

Do share...

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Giggle!

(Photo via Bloom)

Spring Trend: Vintage Souvenir Straw Bags

If you’ve been reading exPress-o for a while, you know how much I love market baskets. So you can imagine my excitement when I realized that this spring's go-to accessory is a vintage souvenir straw bag.

I’ve been eyeing this sassy number for a couple of days now. So, if you fancy adding a cheery and stylish accessory to your spring wardrobe, get one of those beauties and never look back! Deal?

P.S: Also, toting around.
P.P.S: Plus, fancy a new necklace or a pair of earrings? Check out our GIVEAWAY!

(Photos by/via Collage VintageHonestly, wtf and Rachel Comey)

Sassy Linear Nail Art

Ha! Next time you fancy jazzing up your nails, get one of those nifty water based paint pens for an easy and fun manicure in a jiffy! The only other thing you need is your favourite base coat nail polish and a dash of clear base coat. That is it!

I can hardly wait to give this a go. You? More here.

P.S: Fancy more spring goodness?
P.P.S: Plus, don't miss our snazzy GIVEAWAY this week!

(Photos by Rachel Brewer for/via Paper and Stitch)

Olive Bella Jewelry Giveaway

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Today’s giveaway is from Olive Bella, a New York-based handcrafted jewelry line that I adore. All of Louise's designs are inspired by nature and the outdoors, making them incredibly wearable, yet still stylish and sassy. Her entire line is created to make you feel and look beautiful no matter where the day takes you.

This week, Louise is offering one lucky reader a chance to win one of her designs. The awesome part: the winner can choose their favourite piece from her entire shop! Personally, I'm beyond smitten with those zodiac constellation necklaces and these minimal bar earrings - just imagine wearing them with a top knot this spring:) Plus, don't even get me started on those bracelet bangles - swoonworthy!

For a chance to win, you should be a follower of exPress-o, please visit Olive Bella Jewelry shop and tell us which jewelry piece you'd pick. As always the giveaway is open worldwide. The winner will be chosen at random next Monday morning. Good luck! xo

For extra entries:
Re-tweet the giveaway, follow Olive Bella Jewelry on Instagram, like Olive Bella Jewelry on Facebooktag a friend on Instagram,  follow Olive Bella Jewelry on Pinterest, follow exPress-o on Instagram, join the exPress-o group on Facebook, follow exPress-o on Twitter and please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Also, please include your email address, so I can contact the winner. Thank you:)

Zesty Take on a Bath

Feeling a bit blue this Wednesday morning? Here is something that might just make this hump day more bearable. Tonight, after you finish work, stop by a shop and pick up a few zesty grapefruits, lemons and oranges. Slice them, and make an evening bath of them. I did exactly that last night and boy oh boy, what a treat it was! Psst: I added some dried lavender as well, but I bet that a few fresh eucalyptus leaves would be perfect too!

P.S: Remember this?
P.P.S: A super snazzy GIVEAWAY Wednesday is coming up later today!

(Photos by Emily Blincoe)

What Women Do When No One Is Watching

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Totally awesome!

A little under two years ago, Sally Nixon started a project called '365' where she challenged herself to create an illustration a day for a whole year. The inspiration was her own life and all the simple routines that she and many of us go through daily.

The aim of this rather adorable project is to show the natural side of women and prove that nowadays filtered and staged womanhood is not real or true. So the whole project is based on women doing their everyday things like eating in bed, passing out on a sofa after a long day or brushing their teeth in the shower to save time.

Basically, it’s an ode to us girls and all little things we do when when nobody’s watching. Lovely, isn't it?

P.P.S: Women + food.

(via deMilked)

Go-To Snack

What have you been snacking on lately?

Me? Well, for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been making those dark chocolate dipped mango bites on repeat, with no guilt what-so-ever:) They take about 20 minutes to whip up, they are healthy, since mango and black chocolate is good for you and they are really (really) good!

Try them, here is the full recipe...

P.S: How to fuel your day.
P.P.S: Also, yogurt cherries.

(Photos by Nutritionist In The Kitch)

Spring Trend: Kitten Heels.

Speaking of shoes, if you're not into the tomboyish sneaker-look, you should totally invest in a pair of sassy kitten heels instead! According to Vogue, they are the comfiest heels around that also look incredibly stylish with pretty much everything. Personally I love them with a simple pair of jeans and a crisp shirt.

Thumbs up or down?

P.S: Swoon!
P.P.S: City backpacking.

(Photos by/via Who What WearStyle Close-UpThe August DiariesLA Cool and Chic and Style It Up)

Choco-Mint Dry Shampoo

Monday, March 20, 2017

If you're addicted to dry shampoo, but eager to swap it for a more natural version, try Adina's 3-ingredient recipe! Oh my goodness, it not only works great, but also smells all fresh and peppermint-y:) It's a gem!

P.S: And this.
P.P.S: Plus, this unusual beauty trick that works.

(Photo by Adina Grigore)


Happy springtime everyone!

I know that we still have a ways to go before we get some proper spring weather, but boy, oh boy, it’s good to feel the shift in the air, isn’t it? So in the spirit of a brand new season, here are a few tiny things I’m looking forward to do in the next few months:

Wearing bits of pink with my go-to stripes, eating asparagus on repeat, indulging in grounding, making this cake tonight, chasing sunlight shadows around the flat, drinking rosé on the balcony, taking sunset walks, remaking this lilac body oil and filling our home with every single spring bloom around:)

Your turn...

P.S: Also, how to dress like a true Parisian this spring.
P.P.S: And, spring reboot.

(Photos by/via TheresaJo JeadingtonLindsey OckerSimply Nicole)

Almond Milk, Reinvented

Although many of us buy almond milk religiously, the honest truth is even the fanciest brands don’t taste great, do they? And if you take on the challenge to make your own, you'll quickly realize how fussy and time taking it is with all that soaking and straining.

Well, here is an instant almond milk trick that will change your life:

Simply blend 3 tablespoons of organic (or homemade) almond butter with 1 ½ cups of water, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons maple syrup, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Not only you’ll save time and money, but this version also tastes delicious - so much richer, creamier and something that you'll actually want to sip. Love!

P.S: Have you tried this rose milk tea yet?
P.P.S: So good:)

(Photo by Betty Liu. Recipe by Laura Wright - The First Mess cookbook via Food52)

Weekend Jollies

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cheers to the weekend! Do you have anything fun planned? I'm signing out a day earlier this week to enjoy a couple of days with friends who just flew in for a short visit. Wishing everyone a great next three days. I'll see you back here on Monday morning but before you go, how would you fancy diving into a few awesome links below? Enjoy!

How to transition from winter to spring: The mental style guide :)

So sweet...

Britain's most unusual pub:)

A few nifty habits to a happier home.

A must visit when in London.

The laziest way to get a sticker off a jar, and also the most effective!

'I think I chose to make such comfortable clothes because I’m such an uncomfortable person.'


Ha! Here's a proof that no one wants to hear your vacation stories.

A must read.

Jiggling, sweating, taking a breather - however you do it, it's phenomenal!

Pom-pom sneaker trend: thumbs up or down?

Ditch olive oil...

Gummy bear sangria, anyone?

What to know when buying a new handbag...

15 people share their go-to relaxation methods.

The one-day thyroid diet, ha!

What women without kids are teaching this mom.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Six years ago today.
- Five years ago today.
- Four years ago yesterday.
- Three years ago tomorrow.
- Two years ago today.
- One year ago today.

P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on InstagramFacebook and even Pinterest.

(Photo by Elena Morelli)

This Week's Gems

On trend...

Those towels couldn't be any prettier, could they?...


The tiniest and sassiest studs on the planet!...

Be still my heart...

Dotted beauty...

The loveliest of handmade soaps...

The prettiest silk dress:)...

I love the look of those curved tube bar necklaces. You? Plus, the lovely SimaG is offering a 25% discount on all orders. Just use the code 'Diana' at checkout...

Peonies, anyone?...


For spring showers...

For rosy spring lips...

Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more?
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