straw beach bag, rosegal straw bag, beach bag essentials

Although summer has already decided to pack up and leave in the rest of Europe, it's still in full swing here in Malta. My favourite way to cool off (apart from staying inside with the ac on) is to head to the beach for a swim.

Thankfully Malta is blessed with many beautiful beaches so it's always a good day for a beach day. Most of the time I visit Ramla Bay as it's the closest and in my opinion the nicest. It has reddish sand instead of the usual white so it also makes a great Instagram photo.

(I wrote this yesterday and I'm kind of contradicting myself now as it just rained. So yeah, maybe summer is coming to an end here too!)

straw beach bag, rosegal straw bag, beach bag essentials

So weather chat aside, today's post is all about my beach bag essentials. I had been seeing these types of straw bags all summer and I couldn't help not pick this one up when I got the chance. The straw bag that I went for is from Rosegal and has "Bonjour" written on the front and colourful tassels at the top. It's very good for holding everything I need as it's very spacious. Another thing that I like about it is that it has a drawstring closure at the top. This helps to keep the sand out and makes me feel a bit more secure about taking it with me.

I usually don't take a lot of things with me when I go to the beach but there are a few items that are always with me. First up is a swimsuit. Technically it's not in the bag as I'm wearing it but I wanted to include it anyway. I bought this from Zaful at the start of summer and I love wearing it. It's a nice black one piece with the crisscross details at the front.

straw beach bag, rosegal straw bag, beach bag essentials

On to the actual contents of the bag. First up is a towel which I'm sure needs no explanation. Next is sunblock because the sun here roasts me and if I don't apply anything, I end up looking like a tomato at the end. I always have a pair of sunglasses with me. In the last months I have been loving this reflective pair which I wore in a recent outfit post. When I'm at the beach I like to have a book with me. Nothing to deep, just something to pass the time. The last thing that I take with me is a coin purse to put my things in. I always need to have money with me because an after beach ice-cream has become a kind of tradition.

What are your beach (or pool) essentials?


Beach Bag Essentials

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

zaful dress, red floral dress, wrap dress
zaful dress, red floral dress, wrap dress
zaful dress, red floral dress, wrap dress
zaful dress, red floral dress, wrap dressZaful Dress* // Old Sandals (similar) // Zaful Choker*

Too much sun, too much heat and too much sweat. That's my current situation and the situation for all the people on this island. I can't thank the air condition enough. Honestly, I'm totally done with summer and I'm looking forward to the cooler months, if they even exist in Malta.

Right now, I don't feel like putting too much effort in my outfits so I like dresses like this one. It's a wrap dress so it's very easy to throw on and also really light. Besides, the pattern is gorgeous and I love the colour. As per usual I put on a simple pair of sandals and a choker because I'm all about minimal effort.


The Little Red Dress

Friday, 4 August 2017

rosegal , eyebrow kit, eyebrow set,

As I have mentioned many times before, I believe that eyebrows frame the face and play an important part in everyone's makeup routine. Like everyone else, I'm always on the lookout to up my brow game and I recently got the chance to put this Rosegal eyebrow kit to the test.

rosegal , eyebrow kit, eyebrow set,
rosegal , eyebrow kit, eyebrow set,

The Rosegal Eyebrow Kit* ($6.90) is a handy little compact which consists of 3 powders, 1 wax, 3 brow stencils, tweezers, a double sided brush and a mirror. Lately, it seems that a lot of beauty products haven't been including a mirror so I enjoy that this kit actually comes with a huge one.

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Light powder // Warm powder // Cool powder // Wax

The 3 powder shades consist of a light brown, a warm brown and a cool brown shade while the wax looks like a mix of the two darker shades. The shades are all very pigmented although the powders can be a bit powdery. The three brow stencils that are included all have different shapes that can be used for filling in and shaping. The only thing that I did not particularly like was the angled brush side as the edge was quite wide and therefore not precise enough.

rosegal , eyebrow kit, eyebrow set,

For my eyebrows, I used 'svara' stencil which I have no idea what it stands for. Even google translate doesn't understand this word so I'm going ahead and call it the least arched one. I had never used a stencil in my eyebrow routine before so I was interested in trying it out. The shade that best matches my brows is the cool brown one but I also used the warm brown in some patchy areas. A bit of wax is enough to keep the hairs in place.With the help of the stencil, I found it was much easier to shape and fill as I had a clearer guide of where my brows should be.

Overall, I'm really happy with this kit and I recommend it for anyone starting out in doing their brows or if you're someone who maintains their own eyebrows. Don't forget to check out Rosegal for more beauty products and clothes and use the code 'Rosegalxie' when checking out for 12% off your order.


Rosegal Eyebrow Kit | Review

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

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