Hello, everyone!

As we are all almost ready for Spring (enough with the bad weather and the rain, please!), I thought I would share with you today, a few things I am currently loving, favorites things (books) along with some new purchases (jewelry & lipsticks) that inspire me and motivate me, making me ready to welcome the new season. 

Starting from books,

anything Paris related can be immediately a favorite one. Paris in Bloom is one of these books I am totally in love with, for so many reasons.  But first and foremost, for the amazing photography by Georgianna Lane, a floral tour of my favorite city in the world. From flower markets to public gardens and from green flowery parks to elegant flower boutiques, every little corner, every chic apartment and the famous Eiffel Tower itself, brings in front of my eyes this magical place.

If you love flowers and exceptional photography or if you just love Paris, you will love this book! It is perfect for your coffee table as well or for a gift for your bestie or your mother as Mother’s day is approaching.

The second book I am currently reading is by Dominique Loreau, a French-born, living in Tokyo author: L’Art de la simplicité and how to ”live more with less”. Lately, I find myself desperately wanting to live a simpler and stress free yet more meaningful and happier life. I like reading self-care books and I expect this one to help me ”discover the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity” as the author notes. The books consists of three parts, starting from materialism and minimalism, continuing to body and finally ending to mind. 



well, I know, I just said that I want to embrace the art of simplicity and live more with less, but okay, one two more lipsticks in my collection are not such a big deal, is it?  I know the makeup and lipstick lovers out there will totally understand me! Sephora collection recently updated her famous lipstick, presenting the ”Lips Stories” collection, a high-pigment, lightweight lipstick that provides full-coverage color in one swipe. It is available in 30-40 shades (depending on the country) and three finishes: matte, cream, and metal.

I have chosen the color 3-Oui which is a beautiful and bright nude-pink, perfect to complete any makeup look and the color 36-Spring Break, a gorgeous berry-pinky shade, the most suitable for the first Spring breaks and weekends out of town. Both shades apply easily and have a cream finish. The packaging is inspired by Instagram stories and themed to each different shade. Spoiler alert: The shade 3-Oui will be one of the three gifts on my blog anniversary giveaway (will be announced this weekend).



especially delicate earrings are one of my favorite accessories any time of the year. When Happiness Boutique contacted me and asked me whether I would like to review their products, (which I would have chosen anyway) I was really happy to accept their offer. Happiness Boutique is a fashionable yet affordable online jewelry store based in Germany. Their jewelry style is timeless classic with a charming vintage touch and a modern, sophisticated twist.

They offer WORLDWIDE FREE SHIPPING on all orders with standard shipping, a fact that is much appreciated among online shoppers and for me personally, is an option I would love to have in any order I place. Additionally, Happiness Boutique has set the ”Reward Program” for all their registered customers. What does this mean? You collect reward points every time you shop or write a review or share your photos with your latest purchases on social media, etc. Once you have enough points you can get your reward, a card, or a piece of jewelry. So simple!


The first pair of earrings I have chosen is the Ball In Triangle Stud Earrings Rose Gold*, a cute small, rose gold ball inside a hollow rose gold triangle. I love medium to small earrings as I can easily wear them daily or evening and I can also style them with any other kind of jewelry if I want to, without being over-accessorized!  I think this pair of earrings it’s an elegant and chic piece, a classic one as well, which I will have in my jewelry collection for many years.


Although stud earrings and smaller pieces might be my favorites, I thought I would choose and something different, a pair of longer and drop earrings. The Modern Circle Bar Earrings Rose Gold* is a 2-in-1 piece which consists of a tiny rhinestone stud earrings that is attached to a fine chain with a bar pendant on one side and a circle pendant on the other side. The chain which is attached to the stopper of the earrings makes them stand out and really impressive, perfect for an evening, casual look.  But as I can change the stopper with a simple one (from the other pair of my earrings) I can have a second, different one piece, the main circle pendant stud earrings. That’s a great idea for the times I want to complete a more formal, classical or everyday look.


Both pairs are rose gold plated and very lightweight, I can barely feel them in my ears. The package came very quickly and less than a week since the order was placed, they were in my hands. They came in a small lovely hard box, each pair into its own protective case and there was also in the box a thoughtful note with tips on jewelry care.


Totally in love with my new earrings, can’t wait to wear and style them this Spring and all the upcoming seasons. But I left the best for the end of my post.

Happiness Boutique has kindly offered to all of my readers a 10% discount on all orders over 19 Euros using the code helenevlacho and it is valid from March 9th until April 9th, 2018.

Don’t forget, there is also WORLDWIDE FREE SHIPPING.

What are you loving lately? Do you like my choices from Happiness Boutique? Let us know in the comment section below.

As always, thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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Products marked with * were gifted, but all the opinions expressed are mine, based on personal criteria.



  1. Irina
    March 9, 2018 / 10:31 am

    Great collection Helene! These lipsticks look fantastic! I loved your earrings also, especially the 2nd one, having two different styles in one piece it’s genius!

  2. Alexandra
    March 9, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Gorgeous photos dear! I want this beautiful lipstick, looks so versatile. And wonderful earrings you have chosen! Well done!

    • March 12, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you Alexandra, glad you liked them!

  3. March 9, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    I love the shades of those lipsticks… great shots!

  4. Jasmin N
    March 9, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    Ah those earrings are to die for😍 I’m going to have to make a cheeky order! I might have only one ear where to wear one but damn they’re gorgeous. & will fit perfectly with my stretcher on another ear😄

    • March 12, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      They have a gorgeous one ear earrings collection, I am sure you ll find something for your style!

      • Jasmin N
        March 16, 2018 / 12:24 am

        Ah I absolutely did! Now I’m just waiting until I get some money haha. Time to treat myself a bit!

  5. March 10, 2018 / 4:09 am

    I am loving your rose gold jewelry! This collection is seriously awesome. I’m digging the rose gold, mauvey trend going on

    • March 12, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you Sondra, glad you liked them!

  6. Hayley Russell
    March 10, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    I love the triangular earrings. Geometric jewellery is my favourite style.

  7. March 10, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    I love those earrings!
    The triangle ones are ultra cute

    • March 12, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      They are indeed, thank you Alice!

  8. March 10, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    I love everything that you have suggested but, earrings ! I really want to buy them like now! I’m really sick of the rain I can’t wait to come warm spring weather! 🙂

    • March 12, 2018 / 10:37 pm

      Yes dear, no more rain and cold weather! Glad you liked my earrings!

  9. Jasmin N
    March 11, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Love those earrings – they are to die for! I think I’m going to have to make a cheeky order there. Even though I’ve got only one ear to fit an actual earring on, these would look pretty even with my stretcher on another ear 🙂

  10. March 12, 2018 / 6:13 am

    Wonderful roundup! I love all things Paris! I actually have a panorama book of Paris that I love. I hope to visit someday.

    • March 12, 2018 / 10:37 pm

      I love Paris! Hope you visit it soon!

  11. March 12, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Rose gold is my favorite and those jewelry look so glorious! The Sephora shades look so pretty too. The pictures look so alluring!

  12. March 15, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I would love the Paris in bloom book – I have to check it out! All of shades of pink are so pretty and I can’t wait to start wearing more spring tones! Beautiful post as always Helene 💕

  13. March 15, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    I’m in love with those triangle earrings! They’re so delicate but still such a statement piece.
    Katja xxx

  14. March 16, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    That book sounds right up my alley but for some reason it won’t let me open the link! Everything you included is so beautiful.

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