Hello, everyone!

As May comes to an end it’s time to share with you my ”Loving Lately” favorite things for this month. My posts from March and April seem to be your favorite posts, so once every month, I thought I would share with you books I am reading and love, new makeup favorites pieces and pretty jewelry or accessories.  Let’s see what May’s edition list contains. loving-lately-may-edition

A Paris Apartment

I chose this book because of the title, obviously, as Paris and whatever talks about Paris or takes part in Paris makes my heart bit faster. The story, based on historical events, is about April, an American woman who comes to Paris not only to find the secrets hidden in the apartment but also, to find herself. As she discovers the journals of Marthe de Florian, the owner of the apartment, April goes back to the Belle Epoque. Famous writers and painters show up, (including my favorite Marcel Proust) making the history and the past of the apartment valuable and precious. There is a little mystery in the book but it’s mostly romantic and easy reading, perfect for a quick escape to another place and another era!

Pixi Beauty Lash & Line Love Collection*

This month I was kindly sent by Pixi Beauty this gorgeous lash and line collection. All the nine products can be found in the permanent collection either on Pixi’s website or on other retailers. The collection contains three products for lashes and six liners.


First, there is the Black Lacquer Lash Primer, a multi-use primer, perfect to use as a base coat before mascara or after mascara to set or even by itself for a natural look. Then, there is the Large Lash Mascara, with a big brush which gives extreme volume and intense colour in one sweep.  For the lashes also there is the Lash Line Ink which can be applied directly into the lash line for extra definition.


As for the liners, there is the classic Eye Definer Waterline which can be used on inner or upper lash line and the gorgeous Extra Eye Bright Liner perfect to make the eyes look awake, larger and brighter.


Lastly, the product which I loved the most is the Endless Silky Eye Pen.  It’s a smooth and silky pen, easy to apply, waterproof and long-wear. I was sent 4 beautiful colors, cobalt blue, velvet violet, matte mulberry and rose gold. The pen is very pigmented while the color dries fast and doesn’t smug at all. Amazing product and totally affordable.


AndycollectionJewels Handmade jewelry*

Through my years on Polyvore, I have met incredible people! I made new friends and I had the chance to collaborate with brands and creative designers around the world. One of them is Andy. She runs a small business via Facebook and Instagram. She is the designer and the seller of the handmade jewelry AndycollectionJewels. This month I received her unique and wonderful jewelry. She was very generous and kindly sent me a few pieces as the reward to the contests we held on Polyvore.

Besides the Chanel earrings I had personally chosen, she also sent me a few beaded bracelets, (and I love beaded bracelets), a necklace with a beautiful red heart, a delicate chain with pendant, necklace and the cute pretty bag charm. The site www.andycollectionJewels.com is under construction but you can contact her anytime via Facebook or Instagram. Andy accepts custom orders also and in her collection, you can find bracelets, necklaces, earrings, key chains, etc.

So, what have you loved this month? 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. Alexandra
    May 28, 2018 / 10:47 am

    Wonderful collection! Never heard of this book, though! And so beautiful jewelry pieces, these earrings are so cute!

    • May 28, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Glad you liked the jewelry Alexandra!

  2. Candice
    May 28, 2018 / 11:41 am

    The packaging of Pixi products are just so cute

    Candice | Natalya Amour

    • May 28, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      And the quality is very good as well!

  3. Yiota www.instagram.com/yiotou_la
    May 28, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I tried only skincare products from Pixi but I want to try some of their makeup next, everyone seems to use and enjoy these products so much!! happy Monday Helene, hope you are enjoying the long weekend!! xx


    • May 28, 2018 / 11:51 pm

      I liked everything I have tried so far, and the quality is amazing. Have a great week ahead Yiota!

  4. Khadija
    May 28, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    I need to give pixi lash and line collection a try! Sounds amazing! The book sounds like a lovely read too, need to get my hands on it!

    KHVDIJA | http://www.khvdija.co.uk

    • May 31, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      The book is really lovely! Pixi has a great liner and mascara collection! You will love them.

  5. May 29, 2018 / 12:57 am

    Ah this is such a lovely post and everything looks / sounds so lovely! I have so many things on my Wishlist and posts like this make me want to go and buy more…! haha!

    Layla x


    • May 31, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Ha ha, you are right, when I read posts like this in other blogs I think I need to buy everything!

  6. May 29, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    This book has an interesting history, and Paris as a backdrop is still more interesting. Thank you for sharing those products whose brand I do not know.


    • May 31, 2018 / 10:01 pm

      I am glad you liked the products and thank you for stopping by Marisa!

  7. May 30, 2018 / 12:27 am

    Stories and books based in Paris are always interesting to me as well and this one sounds like a lovely read. Pretty jewellery, I especially love the dainty necklace. Wonderful selection of favourites!

    • May 31, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      I am so glad you liked this collection! If you love Paris, you will definitely like the book as well!

  8. Jasmin N
    May 30, 2018 / 1:03 am

    Lovely picks! I’m still looking forward to try out those Pixi products one day 🙂 I’ve made it an official spot on my bucket list 🙂

    • May 31, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      It’s time to try them! I love their makeup range!

  9. May 30, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Pixi Is such a great brand! I love their Glow tonic and the cleansers too!

    • May 31, 2018 / 10:04 pm

      Yes, everyone knows and loves the famous Pixi Glow tonic!

  10. May 30, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Ok how did I not know about this book? Thanks so much for letting me know, I am ordering it now! Always trust 100% your book recommendations my friend!
    Have a nice day and thank you 🙂

    • May 31, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      You will love it my dear Stella! Paris through the past and present days make a perfect combo! Kisses and hugs!

  11. May 30, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Adding that book to my reading list. It sounds like just the sort of story I would love! Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂 I’m currently reading After You (the sequel to Me Before You)…definitely guilty pleasure reading but I just love Jojo Moyes!

    • May 31, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      I love all the books by Jojo Moyes, waiting for the new one to be translated! It’s the ”Still Me”

  12. May 30, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    I’ve heard so much about the Pixie line but haven’t actually tried any of it yet! I’m glad that it’s a quality product too and now I want to get these myself!
    Katja xxx

    • May 31, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      Yes, they have great quality and there are so many products for the eye makeup!

  13. May 30, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    You’re always showing me beauty products I have not seen or tried! Loving this -you’re totally keeping me updated with the cool kids!

    • May 31, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      Glad you like my recommendations Thuli!

  14. May 30, 2018 / 11:11 pm

    Books, makeup and jewelry in the same post, what a delight. Loved the post! I’m really curious about pixi makeup.

    • May 31, 2018 / 10:10 pm

      I love everything I have tried from Pixi so far! Thank you Nicole!

  15. May 31, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Lovely collection! Also, those Chanel earrings in those pictures are super pretty and the other ones are nice too. 🙂

    • May 31, 2018 / 10:11 pm

      They were my first choice from the designer, I really loved them! So French!

  16. June 1, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    So many have raved about Pixi eye liners but I have yet to try one for myself. The Extra Bright Eye Liner is the one that I want to try the most!

    • June 3, 2018 / 8:18 pm

      It would be a great addition to your makeup collection!

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