Beauty expression by Luchessa

A Thirty-something metropolis girl with a big passion for makeup, traveling & city hot spots & urge to share reviews, tips & tricks


Sunday Read {Vol. 2}

Hello my Beauties,

happy sunday to you. Another week went by and so much has happened in the bloggers community. 
Of course i have found a few really great posts, written by talented bloggers, that are worth sharing. ūüôā
So grab your favorite smoothie and let’s get started with our weekly¬†{Sunday Read}.

sunday read by LuchessaAs usual, you can always go ahead and take part in this sunday read event. Grab this Sunday Read photo!
The rules are very simple:
Pick out some of your most favorite posts written by others &  tell me exactly why you picked them.
Then all you need to do is to link up down below. 

My treasures this week:

1) When it comes to our jobs, we often think back of th every first one and how we felt, when we made those little mistakes, from which we learned afterwards. Am I right? We all learned how to become a better team player and worked on our social skills, which are as important as all the needed IQ for the particular job. And as little as it looks, we learned to smile that confident and friendly smile, that makes us a “human colleague”. Jade from¬†Jade Isabelle talked about these and many other interesting topics in her
{5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My First Job} post, that i found really worth sharing with all of you. 

2) Most of us love to travel. It’s a great way to experience new cultures, great local food, meet people and get inspired by the way they see life, even fashion and beauty tendencies can be incredibly different from what we see day by day in our own countries.¬†
Traveling opens your eyes to the important things in life, if you give that destination a real change to show its whole beauty to you.
That and what discovering of great new landscapes can really mean, is what Organised Clutter talked about in her
{Why You Should Travel Out of Your Comfort Zone}.

3) While scrolling down my Blogroll a quote caught immediately my eye. It was saying: “Comparison is the thief of joy”.
So i had to stop and look at that blog post.
The quote consisted of just a few words, but there was so much meaning behind them.
It basically challenges you to believe in yourself, your knowledge and power to move things, to come forward in life and by being  just yourself Рbeing happy. Tianna from Storybook Apothecary made her point very sharp and clear and left me somehow very inspired for the rest of the day. Read for yourself: {Stay Inspired}.

4) What do you think about challenging yourself to go a whole week without complaining and being negative?
What about trying to see all what’s happening around you in a bright and positive way?
I came across this great {
7 Days No-Negative Challenge}¬†over on Brooklyn’s blog This little Blonde¬†and thought, that i had to share this with my readers and remind myself to go more positive through my working week and take things easy.
Try it, challenge yourself and have a wonderful & happy new week!
Luchessa's sunday read blog pick(Pictures taken from each of the sites, all rights on these belong to the mentioned bloggers.)

I hope you find the motivating posts interesting to read and enjoy checking out these blogs.
Don’t forget to say HI from me.

What posts’ did you like over the past week, my gorgeous readers? 
Please link up and let’s all benefit from it.

Until next time ‚Äď stay beautiful!

ps: To celebrate the week of motivation and positive thinking i’ll be giving away 1 (english) copy of¬†Elizabeth Gilbert’s book:
“Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia”
eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert
How liberating it would be to just cast off the reins of your current life and go on a year-long trip to three far flung countries of the world? Elizabeth Gilbert does that in Eat Pray Love, by embarking on her journey with specific purposes ‚Äď one country for pleasure of the senses, another for spiritual enlightenment and the third to restore balance in her life.¬†

How to enter:
Leave me a comment saying what are the motivating things in life, that help you in your sad moments.
What makes you feel better? (Please write a little more than just 5 words, would love to hear about your “remedy”!)
Winner will be chosen on friday May 31st via

Good luck!


‚ô• Very Inspiring Blogger Award ‚ô•

Hello my Beauties!

Today was a really lovely morning for me, as i received a nomination for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by the sweet Zunaira .
What a wonderful surprise. 

I wouldn’t want to miss out on the occasion to participate and share the love with the other beautiful bloggers.¬†
Please check out Zunaira’s blog if you’re interested in brand’s, manicure, new lip products or just positive energy in general!

So what is the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, you might wonder?¬† I‚Äôve heard of it many times over the past few month, but have never been able to find it‚Äôs original source. One of the best things about any award, for sure, is that it‚Äôs a¬†pay it forward¬†thing.¬†So for me it’s a great way to spread the word about a few really inspiring and talented blogger out there, who i’m really enjoying at the moment.¬†

To accept this award  I have to do the following:

1. Display the award logo somewhere on the blog. 

2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you  Р Zunaira 

3. State 7 things about yourself. 

  • Lately i feel incredibly motivated keeping my blog going. Creating new posts, interacting with my fellow bloggers & readers.
  • Already loving the new friendships as a result for becoming a beauty blogger. Your support & feedback is just great!
  • It’s such an inspiration to see all your new blog posts in my reader. That really makes me feel enthusiastic about my own blog.
  • I’m becoming more and more of a night owl. Feels good to be creative around midnight.
  • Traveling is my big passion. If i could i would travel every month to a different country & explore the culture, food, language.
  • Speaking of languages, i have a natural hunger for studying new languages. I feel like it connects me more with people around the world and with all the lovely bloggers nowadays too!
  • I believe in right timing. So if you really feel like your time has come to create something new, dare to be different. Go for it.

4.¬†Nominate¬†other inspiring blogs. (I removed the number of blogs to be nominated – i guess it was around 15 – because it shouldn’t be about the number, but the content. I have chosen some really great people, though!)

  1. Not quite Carrie (coz make up, clothes, and traveling is her passion!)
  2. Nicole (coz no one can pull a CatEye off as good she can!)
  3. Deb (coz she cares not only about your lipstick color, but also your white teeth!)
  4. Sara & Danaé (coz reading is sexy, you know!)
  5. Fashion for lunch ( coz her vintage chic is so catching!)
  6. Caroline  (coz you want her as your hat master!)
  7. Donah¬†( coz she is just the best big-hearted buddy to your beauty journey. Believe me, i know what i’m talking about!)
  8. Alia ( coz she has the best tips on homemade body care products!)
  9. Amie (coz she has the best nail polish discoveries of the season)
  10. Katie (coz she gives you great  hand crafting ideas & herbal remedies for your inner beauty!)

Reading these blogs always makes me smile & i really hope they have the same impact on you. Please check them out and tell me what you think. 

5.¬†Don’t forget to notify your nominees.

Congrats to everyone and if you like, tell me what has inspired you lately. Please share your stories. ūüôā


Living my dreams!

There’s always a first time for everything they say.

And this is my time to write the very first post in my brand new blog.

You don’t have any idea how long¬†i¬†have been wanting to do that. But even though¬†i¬†have a thing or two to say about beauty and trends, traveling, new delicious food and the most exciting city places, i never felt it was my time to really express myself and share the knowledge or observation.

Now the right time has come.

It’s this powerful¬†feeling of motivation and enthusiasm that makes you overcome any possible doubts.

It makes you fly!

So let’s start the beauty adventure and see where it takes us!