Beauty

LASH BOTOX AT MARY’S TRICKS

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Lash Botox

Din întâmplare am auzit despre Lash Botox. Nu am fost niciodată o împătimită a procedurilor de beauty. Manichiura cu gel, extensiile de gene, părul vopsit – toate acestea nu m-au atras niciodată, în ciuda numeroaselor rezultate frumoase pe care le-am observat la alte fete de-a lungul timpului.

I have never been a huge fan of beauty procedures. Lash extensions, hair coloring, gel nails – all of these never sparked my interest, regardless of how many beautiful results I have seen at other girls throughout the years.

Cu toate acestea, am fost destul de entuziasmată în momentul în care Mariana, a.k.a Mary, m-a contactat. Ea m-a invitat la salonul ei, Mary’s Tricks, pentru procedurile de Henna Brows și Lash Botox. Am spus, de ce nu? Este oportunitatea perfectă pentru a vedea despre ce este vorba! Voi putea descoperi dacă mi-ar plăcea cu adevărat sau nu.

But I have to admit that I was really excited when Mariana, a.k.a Mary from Mary’s Tricks contacted me. She invited me to her beauty salon for the Lash Botox and Henna Brows procedures. I said, why not? It is the perfect oportunity to see what it is all about! I would find out if I really like it or not.

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Fashion

ROYAL BLUE – CIVION THE NAIL

I am super excited to finally share with you this post about my collaboration with Civion!

Civion is a jewelry online store based in New York. They have a looot of beautiful jewelry pieces on their website, so I was really happy when they reached out to me and asked me to promote some of their products.

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Beauty

GLITTER MAKEUP AT BEAUTY DISTRICT VICTORIA

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I have always wanted to write about a makeup look in my Beauty section. And I am extremely excited to finally be able to do it! Even though I promote and support natural beauty, makeup is a beautiful form of art. And it is also a lot of fun! Moreover, makeup should be used in order to enhance the natural beauty of a person, not hide it.

De mult timp îmi doream să scriu despre un look de makeup în secțiunea de Beauty. Și sunt foarte fericită pentru că în sfârșit am această oportunitate! Deși susțin frumusețea naturală, sunt de părere că machiajul este o formă frumoasă de artă. Acesta trebuie folosit din pasiune, și nu pentru a ascunde chipul unei persoane.

Cristina Toma, makeup artist

I have met Cristina Toma at GLAMOUR Street Fashion Show 2017. She is the makeup artist who did my makeup for the event. Last week, she has invited me to be her model, which was an offer I could not refuse.

Am cunoscut-o pe Cristina Toma, makeup artist, la GLAMOUR Street Fashion Show 2017. De atunci am ținut legătura pe Instagram. Săptămâna trecută m-a invitat să îi fiu model la machiaj, și desigur că nu am putut să o refuz. Continue reading

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Fashion

STYLE MUSE: KRISTINA BAZAN

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I have decided to start a new Fashion series, called “Style Muses“. In this series, I am going to choose one fashion influencer that I really admire, and share with you my favorite outfits ideas and trends, inspired by the selected influencer.

Today’s Style Muse is Kristina Bazan from Kayture.com.

I have been following Kristina since she began fashion blogging, 7 years ago. In fact, she is the first person to ever inspire me in the fashion domain, and the reason why I started fashion blogging a few years ago. I have always admired her classy yet playful style and, even though she has changed a lot over the years, I can say that I would still wear any of her outfits. Ever.

At the beginning of her blogging career, Kristina’s fashion tastes were focused mainly on very chic and colorful clothing items. Lately she has started to adopt a darker, more rock-ish style, which I equally like.

If you want to find out more about Kristina, make sure to check her blog and Instagram, I have linked them both at the end of the post.

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Fashion

3 OUTFITS FOR COLD WEATHER – PART 1

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I have always wanted a long, grey coat, it is a very versatile piece for the fall-winter season. So when I found this one in H&M, I immediately bought it, since the price was also pretty accessible compared to other similar ones that I have seen in other shops.

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Motivation, Tips & Tricks

IS INSTAGRAM BAD FOR YOU? TOP 3 TIPS ON HOW TO USE IT EFFICIENTLY

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În ziua de astăzi, Instagram este una dintre cele mai utilizate platforme de social media, având mai mult de 800 de milioane de utilizatori activi lunar, conform site-ului statista.com. Spre deosebire de Facebook, care promovează predominant interacțiunea dintre utilizatori și distribuirea de informații, Instagram țintește mai mult către simțul nostru vizual. Și, având în vedere faptul că percepem majoritatea informației din jur prin intermediul ochilor, putem spune că suntem programați biologic să fim avizi de hrană vizuală. Continue reading

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Beauty, Fashion, Motivation, Tips & Tricks

THE NEW CHANEL NO. A

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Hello, everyone! Long time no see…

I would like to wish you all the best for 2018, may this year be filled with pure happiness, unforgettable adventures and great accomplishments!

Secondly… *drum roll*…

CHANEL NO.A is back!!!

With a new look, a new structure and brand new content! 😀

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Fashion, Motivation

WHAT OTHERS THINK OF YOU IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

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Caring about other people’s opinions is the biggest obstacle to your happiness, and the thing that will constantly draw you back and keep you from progressing in life. And why is that?

Glad you asked.

So many people these days, especially teenagers and young adults, tend to suppress their desires and even their true personalities because they fear of what other people would think about their actions. “What will my mom say?”, “What will grandpa say?”, “How will my classmates feel about me doing that?”. All of these are frequent and seemingly harmless obstacles, small thoughts which make you question your most genuine wishes and sometimes determine you to give up on some things, ideas or even precious passions of yours, because you are worried that your definition of “right” does not correspond to theirs.

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Fashion

BEST OF 2016

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2016 has been a significant year for my blog, first of all because I have started working harder on it, but most importantly, I have gathered the courage to make it public, after two years of anonymous existence. And the support that I have received from all of you has helped me a lot and has motivated me to keep doing what I love, which is fashion, photography and writing, everything that I am displaying right here, on CHANEL  NO. A.

Here are some of the most important moments from 2016:

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Anul 2016 a fost un an foarte important pentru blogul meu, deoarece este anul în care mi-am făcut curajul să îl fac public, după doi ani în care nimeni nu a știut despre el, iar susținerea și aprecierile pe care le-am primit m-au motivat să continui să fac acest lucru, iar în 2017 plănuiesc să muncesc de 10 ori mai mult decât am făcut-o până acum.

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Fashion, Motivation

YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ THIS

Thoughts first, outfit at the end of the post. 

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Lately I have been going through a pretty rough phase and I have lost my motivation almost completely, for a short period  of time. But now I have been working on regaining it, and I have started to think about this subject a lot, read articles and watch YouTube videos, and I have realized that too many people around me are only reacting to their lives, to the things that happen to them, instead of making things happen for them, because they have lost their motivation, and I find this extremely disappointing. Continue reading

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Fashion

SOMETHING NEW

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Îmi permit să spun că GLAMOUR România începe să mă iubească, nu numai pentru că mi-au acordat onorabilul loc al doilea la cea mai mare competiție de streetstyle din România, GLAMOUR Street Fashion Show, ci și pentru faptul că în ultimele două numere ale revistei mi-au publicat micile scrisori ”de dragoste” pe care am avut plăcerea să le compun pentru ei. Continue reading

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VOTE FOR ME AT GLAMOUR STREET FASHION SHOW 2016

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I am going to begin with the link: here you go. All you have to do is give me a 10, if you like my outfit 🙂 . For more details, keep reading.

If you haven’t heard already, Glamour Street Fashion Show is the biggest, most fashionable event of the year, organized by GLAMOUR Magazine.  Continue reading

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Fashion

SUMMERTIME SADNESS

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I have always been the type of person who loved rainy days. Don’t get me wrong, nothing motivates me and energizes me more than looking at the blue sky on a sunny day, but the smell of the air after the rain and hiding under a blanket with a cup of tea or hot chocolate… priceless. That’s why my absolutely favorite season is, without any hesitation, fall.

I am in love with fall fashion, maybe because I have always had this weird thing – and I hope I’m not the only one – for getting all covered up and cozy; it makes me feel safe. When I was little and there was a storm outside, I would go and sit in the corner of my room, between the bed and the wall, with one of my toys, both of us covered in a blanket, and not only would I feel protected, but I would also feel comfortable and happy. Therefore, the simple action of switching from tank tops to fluffy sweaters, from sandals to boots and from cardigans to coats, to me, is the equivalent of opening a Christmas present. Continue reading

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Fashion, Travel

HOME

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They say “home is where the heart is”. For me, home is the place where I grew up, because only there I feel like myself, I feel happy and motivated to develop myself, because there are too many distractions anywhere else. There is no place where I feel better than at home, surrounded by everything that, until a while ago, I have completely forgotten to love – the mountains, the forest, the wild flowers. To me, my hometown is the most beautiful place on Earth.

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Travel

TRAVEL DIARIES – DAY 1: TRANSFĂGĂRĂȘAN


Note: The following intro is going to show up in all of my “Travel Diaries” posts, followed by distinct descriptions and impressions on each place that I have visited.

A few days ago I went on an exploratory trip in my very beautiful country, Romania. I absolutely love mountain areas and cities located into the mountains, so I decided to visit some of the most famous and beautiful such cities in Romania. 
Impressions: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
I am so pleased with the outcome of this trip, I have seen soooo many beautiful, beautiful places, and I must say, again, that I am very proud of my country. I sincerely and dearly encourage you to visit Romania and all of the places that I am going to mention in this “Travel Diaries” series. I will also show you a preview, if you are harder to convince.

I only took photos with my phone, because I didn’t bring my camera with me – and I really regret that – but, on the other hand, there are a lot of nice photos, made by professional photographers on the Internet, so I am going to show you some of those. I know that this has no personal touch from me, so I am also going to add some of the photos that I took with my phone and some that I posted on my Instagram account ( @alexandra_bulac ), and I think they turned out really well. My photos (except for the Instagram ones) are not edited. If you want Photoshop perfection, that’s what the Internet ones are for. I will just show you the raw beauty of it.
Enjoy!


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Fashion

MOST EYE-CATCHING EVENING DRESSES FOR THIS SUMMER – PART 1

As I was scrolling down through my Facebook feed last night, which was my first free night after a loooong time, due to the final tests and projects for college, I came across a random post about summer dresses, so here’s where the idea for this post came from.
While searching for inspiration on Fashiolista, I found some really pretty daytime summer dresses, but since the wedding / prom season has already begun, I decided to look for some evening dresses to share with you.

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Events

GLAMOUR STREET FASHION SHOW

GAME CHANGER!

And I say it because this INCREDIBLE event has totally changed the way I was thinking about the fashion world.
I know I am very late with this post, but consider the following lines as my official apology.

DATE: 18 November 2015
LOCATION: Stejarii Country Club, Bucharest (luxurious, perfectly appropriate for the most glam event of the year)
GUESTS: the crème de la crème of the fashionistas society, plus the most famous eleven fashion bloggers in Romania
PARTICIPANTS: the most glamorous 100 girls, who were selected by the bloggers and graded by people and by a specialized jury
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Tips & Tricks

TIP OF THE WEEK #3: MAKE YOUR SHOES MORE COMFORTABLE!

MAKE YOUR SHOES MORE COMFORTABLE! 
Also, don’t forget to check out PART 1 and PART 2 of the series!
 
 
 
I have only tried this trick with my flats, so I am not sure if it is also going to work on heels or other types of shoes, but feel free to try it. So, if your favorite pair of flats is causing you blisters above your heel and the only choices you have are either to throw them away or stop wearing them, think again! I have learned this trick from one of my friends a long time ago, and it works perfectly for me.

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TIP OF THE WEEK #2: BEAUTY TIPS!

BEAUTY TIPS!

Also, don’t forget to check out PART 1 and PART 3 of the series!

 
 
As far as beauty is concerned, if you are the type of girl that doesn’t have a beauty routine, some daily rituals for taking care of your skin, it might be difficult for you to begin doing everything you are supposed to do, all at once, if you decide to become more careful in terms of skincare. The first advice that I am going to give you is to start slowly, one step at a time. For instance, if you don’t drink enough water, you should, for the beginning,  focus on that, and keep drinking the right amount of water every day for a week or two, until you get used to doing it, and then everything will come naturally. After that, you should start focusing on another beauty habit, and so on.
 

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TIP OF THE WEEK #1: HOW TO STAY HYDRATED

MAKE SURE YOU STAY HYDRATED!

Also, don’t forget to check out PART 2 and PART 3 of the series!

  
 
 
I don’t know about you, but I always forget to drink the right amount of water every day. And, as we all know, drinking plenty of water, especially during the summer, is extremely important. Therefore, if you are anything like me and you tend to forget about the famous 2 liters of water per day, here is the trick that I have been trying for several weeks, and it works pretty well for me.

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Tips & Tricks

HOLIDAY SERIES: PART 4

As I said earlier in my last post, this part of my holiday series is my favorite (also check out PART 1, PART 2 and PART 3). If you don’t follow me on Instagram, then you don’t know that it is about…
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The travel makeup bag! <3

Here are some of the most important things that you have to take with you on a trip, if you don’t want to overpack but still want to have everything you might need.

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Tips & Tricks

HOLIDAY SERIES: PART 3

Seaside edition!
The third packing list is about things you should take with you if you have planned a trip to the seaside. The items in this post, plus the ones already mentioned in the previous two parts of my holiday series (check out PART 1 and PART 2), are the must haves for a perfect holiday by the sea.

First and most important tip: USE SUNSCREEN!
Second tip: don’t stay in the direct sunlight between 11:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m.
Third tip: cover your skin with thin, light colored fabrics.
And don’t neglect your hair, it also needs protection!

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Tips & Tricks

HOLIDAY SERIES: PART 2

Here is the second part of my travel essentials list (check out the first part HERE). As I have mentioned in the previous post, this list contains items that you should take with you no matter where you go. As you might notice, I have added items such as shampoo or blow dryer, which you might also have at the hotel, but if you are not sure that the hotel that you have chosen offers the things mentioned above, you should take them with you, just in case.

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Tips & Tricks

HOLIDAY SERIES: PART 1

Aaand I am back, after nine months of absence. I have abandoned my blog because my initial intention was to make Little White Diamond a fashion blog, with photos of the outfits that I wear. When college has begun, I did not have time to take care of my blog, but the biggest problem that I had and that I still have is the fact that I do not have a photographer to take photos of my outfits. Therefore, last year I have decided to give up on my blog and I made it private, so that I would be the only one able to read it.
Until now. I have realized that, only because I can’t have a fashion blog, does not mean that I can’t have a blog at all. So here I am, bringing Little White Diamond back to life!


I know that I might be a little late with this kind of post, but for those of you who haven’t already left  for the holidays, I am here with some tips for having the perfect holiday (or at least the perfect holiday backpack).
My holiday series will have 4 parts, and I will make some lists with the items that you should have with you while on holiday. So, let’s get started. 🙂

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Fashion

YOU CAN STAND UNDER MY UMBRELLA

This outfit has been created especially for my new and beloved Stradivarius scarf. You know that feeling, after you have just bought a piece that you really like and you feel that you want to wear it forever? Well, that’s how I feel about this scarf. Last week I went shopping, looking for a black leather jacket. After a five minutes tour inside Stradivarius, I haven’t found any suitable jacket, but I spotted this adorable scarf. I analyzed it for a long time, I tried it on, but I have decided to leave it there, because I wasn’t looking for a scarf and I didn’t actually need it, because I have so many at home. Continue reading

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Fashion

DENIM AFTERNOON

The story of this outfit is simple: once upon a time ( actually, at the beginning of this summer ), I was sitting in my room, reading Elle Magazine, when I spotted the cutest combination: denim shirt plus black jeans. In the picture, they were paired with a black leather jacket and black ankle-length boots, but I have decided to change the idea a bit, because it was too rock-ish for my mood at that moment.

I have bought this entire outfit, except for the jewelry, as a gift for myself for passing all the exams with good grades. Initially, it was not an outfit, because I haven’t bought all the pieces at once, but I have always wanted a pair of white Converse sneakers and a denim shirt and I really needed a pair of black jeans, so I decided to spoil myself with some new clothing items. Continue reading

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