October 24, 2014

Feather Heeled Sandals DIY Tutorial

And it's up! My first ever DIY, created and executed by me from scratch, from the idea to the final "products" is here! So proud and excited to share it with you.

It is very easy and quick and you don't need to spend a lot of money or ruin your beloved heeled sandals.

>Quick: Doesn't take more than 5 minutes for both shoes. I swear!

>Easy: You don't need any particular skills to execute it, unless you don't know how to hold and cut with scissors or remove the paper from an adhesive tape...

>Low-budget: I already had the heels (who doesn't have a pair of black heeled sandals!) and the scissors. I bought the feather for less than 5.00 EUR and you can buy a pack of double-sided tape from Oysho for 7.99 EUR, you will find them useful, so it is worth its money. I got mine from Sephora couple of years ago, but I can't find them anymore.

>Harmless: After removing the double-sided tape, your heels will look exactly as they did before!

...and a few tips: Clean the front of your heels with a piece of cloth so that there is no dust or dirt on them - Cut the marabou same size as the adhesive tapes, not bigger because they will go off and you don't want that - When removing the marabou, do it gently so that it stays fluffy for more uses and super stylish outfits.

Have fun and let me know if you did it!!

|barefoot duchess|

P.S. Let me know if you need more info or you think I said too much. Remember, this is my first ever DIY tutorial, so please be lenient.

October 21, 2014

Under the London Eye

Skirt // thanks to ChicWish
Heels // DIY (similar in black, nude & red)
Shirt // H&M (similar here)
Bag // ZARA
Ring // ASOS

Couple of days ago I received two lovely skirts from ChicWish and one of them pictured London by Night: The River Thames, the Big Ben, the houses of Parliament and many more. Obviously, the London Eye is the most dominant on the skirt, so we decided that since there is no way we can shoot this anywhere near London, we should find something as futuristic and impressive as the Eye. We went to Calatrava's bridge in Athens, which rests above Mesogeion Ave. Unfortunately, it was very windy that day and I am afraid of heights so I kinda ruined the photoshoot because the bridge felt unstable under my high heels and I thought I was going to die so I had to stay where I felt safe... #dramaqueen

Now, about my shoes... You might think they are cute or even funny, but I didn't want to wear a simple black heel AGAIN, so boring... I wanted something different and unique, a shoe that is hard to find. Since my purse was furry I thought it would be nice to pair it with my shoes! I bought marabou feather in petrol and did it all by myself. So super proud! I am practically useless, I can't do nothing.

Did you like my DIY tsarouhi*? For those of you who did, I am preparing a DYI post which is ridiculously easy and quick. Stay tuned!

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke

*Tsarouhi, definition: A tsarouhi, according to Wikipedia, is a type of shoe, which is typically known nowadays as part of the traditional uniform worn by the Greek guards known as Evzones. They have a characteristic pointy nose, usually covered by a large woolen pompon.

October 16, 2014

A Poppy Field & The Best Gift Ever!!

Skirt // thanks to ChicWish
Camera // Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 (also in white, blue, yellow & black)
Heels // thanks to Sante Shoes (old, similar here & here)
Bag // ZARA (old, similar here)
Ring // Accessorize (old)
Top // H&M (old)

Couple of days ago I attended the Press Preview of Vichy's new anti-ageing cream, Liftactiv Supreme, an innovative product that promises not only to sooth wrinkles but also to make your skin look just like as fresh as when you wake up in the morning, all day long!! After the presentation was over, we all received a goody bag with the product and the best gift ever: an instant photo camera!! Of course, I went for pink and I couldn't wait to take pictures. Thank you much, Vichy, for the best gift I have ever received as a blogger. So happy & grateful =)

Now that I told you all about my new cute and sassy gadget, I would like to talk to you about another gorgeous skirt I received from ChicWish... I have to admit that in real life it looks even prettier and it is definitely the perfect piece for my girly/romantic wardrobe. #swoon

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke

October 15, 2014

Beauty Buys #2: Makeup Removers // Review

I am a sucker for Sephora products, ever since I discovered them, more than a decade ago. Many people think that since they are something like "private label" products they are not as effective and secure as their branded and highly advertised equivalents, but in my opinion as a beauty consumer this so not true! After years and years of trying out beauty products to find the best for my skin and needs, I have two things to say about Sephora: 100% effective and skin friendly.

*2 in 1 Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Gel*
I was reluctant to use it at first, because for some reason I was terrified by the fact that it was a gel! I thought that my eyes would hurt and get irritated, but I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. It is very gentle and effective, since it removes eye makeup almost instantly, so there is no need for rubbing. It is actually really refreshing and "eye-opening", takes off 99% of the eye makeup. A single pump for each eye is more than enough which translates to a longer lifespan!

*Radiance Cleansing Foam*
I am a huge fan of foamy face cleansers and this one is one of my favorite along with Garnier's Pure Active Fruit Energy. Love them because they are like gadgets and when I press the pump the foam comes out! I spread it on my face and after a gentle massage I rinse with water. The skin feels so clean and refreshed, ready to get hydrated.

Have you ever tried Sephora products? Did you like them?

|barefoot duchess|

Important Notice: These are NOT sponsored posts. I have purchased the products with my own money and the review is 100% based on my personal experience.

October 13, 2014

Grande Amour

Skirt // ASOS
Bag // ASOS
Heels // thanks to Sante Shoes
Earrings // ASOS
Top // ZARA (similar here & here)

By far, this is one of my most favorite outfits, ever since I started blogging, I could call it my Grande Amour! Includes some of my top choice pieces (full skirt), patterns (stripes) and colors (red), a pair of heeled lace-ups (feminine and comfortable at the same time) and that lovely sleeping kitty purse! I just couldn't believe my eyes how cute this bag was! So soft and cuddly... and although it looks small it can fit my wallet, sunglasses, keys, phone and my perfect red lipstick* too.

|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke

*thanks to LancĂ´me Greece - Lipstick L'Absolu Rouge, 160 Rouge Grande Amour

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