LOVING LATELY: JULY EDITION

LOVING LATELY: JULY EDITION

Hello, everyone!

We are in the heart of summer! Everyone needs holidays, a short or a long break, away from the city. I am lucky enough to live in a place where the beach is just a few minutes away and every day could be like holiday. I had a serious cold the last three weeks but now I feel much better and so, it’s to time to enjoy the sea, go out with long time no see friends, read more books, take care of my body and face and in general, do things that I love. Let’s see July’s edition loving lately!loving-lately-july-edition

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Little did I know of Asian culture and of course I didn’t know anything about rich Asians, be it Chinese, Singaporean, or Japanese! The first book of the trilogy and author’s debut novel it’s all about the life, scandals, wealth and drama of Nick’s family and of other Asian rich families. Nick, one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors invites his girlfriend Rachel, a professor of economics in NY, to go with him to Singapore. Rachel doesn’t know how rich Nick is (and he is crazy, crazy rich) and her dreamy trip won’t be so fun and relaxed as she thought it would be! She has to deal with Nick’s family, mean girls-rivals, hot gossips and plenty of drama. But the book is funny, entertaining and easy to read, just like watching a TV series, perfect for the lazy evenings by the beach.

There is a movie adaptation ready to released in theaters this August and if you want to check the two other books here they are, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People problems.

Roses de Chloé shower gel

I love Chloé’s perfumes and I own already a few pieces but never tried any shower gel or body lotion before. Last month I won a giveaway on twitter, and thank’s to Dave I had the chance to try my first Chloé perfumed shower gel, the Roses de Chloé. Although I tend to have one or two quick showers during the summer days, there are some days also that I love to stay longer in my bathroom and pamper my self. In days like these my new favorite shower gel is, of course, the Roses de Chloé. From the packaging, very chic and modern as Dave noted, to the perfume notes to the longevity of it, I love everything about it. The scent of roses, like a spring bouquet, the white amber along with bergamot and damascena, make this perfume feminine, delicate and romantic.

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Sephora double duty exfoliator+mask

I like multi-purpose products and what’s better during summer than a 2-in-1 exfoliator and mask which just in a few minutes gives you the best results. If I apply a thin layer, massage my skin and then rinse, it works perfectly as a scrub and offers me a clean, bright and smooth skin. When I apply a thick layer, I live it on for 5-10 minutes. The mask absorbs and dry quickly and then I rinse the thin layer that has remained on my face. My face looks fresh and nourished, my skin tone is brighter without any dryness. The mask contains Jojoba Beads which exfoliate effectively without aggravating the skin and Shea butter in order to hydrate and smooth even the sensitive skin types.

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Handmade bracelet-Eros by Afroditi**

One of my favorite jewelry pieces I like wearing during summer are beaded bracelets and bracelets in general. A couple of weeks ago I have kindly gifted some beautiful handmade pieces from Afroditi, the founder, owner and creator at Eros by Afroditi. I love how precious and unique every piece is, and yes indeed, every piece is unique as you will never find two similar pieces. Besides the jewelry she creates, (necklaces, rings, etc.) Afroditi can also embellish almost everything, such as t-shirts, bags and clutches, shoes, and many more. Currently shipping is available only in Greece and here is her Instagram profile.

The first bracelet is made by a technique called macrame and it’s embellished with hematite stones. It’s a pretty and symmetrical bracelet which needs time and dedication to create it. The next three pieces are made with hematite stones and a few other different materials as corals, crystals or jade. All the bracelets have adjustable closure so it’s easy to tighten them around my wrist just by myself. These pieces are dainty and charming and of course, I can wear and combined them with any casual or elegant outfit.

What are the things you are loving lately?

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 my personal criteria.

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15 Comments

  1. August 7, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    This sounds like a fun read ! But I will probably wait for the movie.

  2. August 19, 2018 / 11:23 pm

    Those bracelets are so fun and gorgeous! And if that exfoliator and mask doesn’t leave your skin dry then I need to try it, my face is always dry.

  3. Anne Murphy
    August 20, 2018 / 5:47 am

    I am hearing good things about that movie!

  4. Jasmin
    August 20, 2018 / 6:58 am

    Such lovely picks! I think I’m going to have to add that book on my to-read list 🙂

  5. August 20, 2018 / 7:16 am

    Sounds like an awesome read! I’m crazy, and I’m Asian, but not rich. LOL. Those bracelets are really cute!

  6. August 20, 2018 / 11:39 am

    I spend alot of time at the beach relaxing, surfing, checking out everyone. I have read Crazy Rich Asians which was outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes. i

  7. Christa
    August 20, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    I really love those bracelets. I haven’t read Crazy Rich Asians yet, but it’s on my list. I want to read the book before I see the movie.

  8. August 21, 2018 / 10:22 am

    Whoa I’m seeing Crazy Rich Asians everywhere – must be a sign for me to pick it up!

  9. August 22, 2018 / 12:40 am

    Those bracelets would be the perfect addition to my fall closet…not that I am ready for the Fall just yet! I also will have to take a look at adding this book to my read list!

  10. Stephanie
    August 22, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    Those are some lovely picks! Will go see the movie this weekend and I’ve already been seeing such high reviews of Crazy Rich Asians! As an Asian myself its nice to see Hollywood starting to embrace an all Asian cast and hoping to see more of it in the future.

  11. August 23, 2018 / 2:00 am

    Lately I am loving Audible – I can read while I work! I want to read Crazy Rich Asians – maybe I’ll grab it for beach reading this weekend! And those bracelets look so beautiful!

  12. October 9, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    That book sounds like the perfect beach read – I’m always looking for new book suggestions for my commute – so a trilogy is even better!! Charlie xo

  13. October 10, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    I’ve been working on the reading list for my 2019 book club and I think Crazy Rich Asians is gonna make the cut! 🙂 I still haven’t seen the movie even though my friends have been RAVING about it for months, haha!

  14. October 12, 2018 / 11:29 am

    Those bracelets are life girl! I am loving them so much. I’m also intrigued about the perfume; I’m usually one for fresh and airy scents (like the original version of Ghost) but the delicate scent of roses makes me wonder if I should give it a go.
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

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