Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to all of you!!

Dear followers,

i want to wish you Merry Christmas, with love, fun and happiness! May you have a great time during holidays and enjoy every moment of it!


 Me, i am currently back home in Greece, relaxing and spending time with family and friends (that is why i am a bit away from blogging still...but i will be back pretty soon!)! My days are spend with plenty of sleep, food and some shopping, which i promise soon to show to you my latest purchases!If you want a preview and a day to day update about what i am doing just have a look at my Instagram account here !

Till the next post enjoy your holidays, eat, drink and have as much fun as possible!!

Love and wishes to all of you,

Just A Bit of All

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Card Change : Swiss platform for gift cards

A while ago i was contacted by Card Change and was asked if i would be interested to have a look at Card Change and learn more about it. At first i was not familiar at all that something like that exists, especially here in Switzerland but once i got to read a bit more i got a lot interested! So when it was proposed to give it a try i couldn't simply say no! 


Monday, December 01, 2014

Get ready to Brappz ladies! Meet the new trend in the accessories world!

I always like cool new ideas, especially when they just get away from ordinary and one of those i want to present to you today! Meet Brappz, a new accessory with which you can do whatever you want and use it as it suits you! 



Brappz consists of silky-soft colorful straps and two way detachable hooks that in combination they can help you create anything you want!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Bag of Empties Volume 4!

It's been a while since my last empties post but i have to admit not a lot of things were emptied from August that i was back from holidays, since i kept using several at the same time. Finally today i have an empties post with some products that i used up! Let's see what the bag of empties has! 



Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate by Kiehl's

It has been a rough start of November...plenty of work, deadlines, meetings and on top of that a cold that just made me look and feel bad...I try to cope with all, try not to freak out that i have to stay for a whole day in bed on the worse possible time, try to relax a bit, take it slowly and look presentable (not like a total zombie)! At least I am lucky that in between all that i don't have to worry for my skin and i found my skin's protector...the Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate by my most favorite skin brand Kiehl's! Oh Kiehl's you did it again! 



Monday, October 27, 2014

Curaprox Switzerland : Mind the Gap and your teeth!

We all know that only a smile is enough sometimes to get you far...it can make you look pretty, it can dazzle the people around you and of course it can make your really expensive lipstick look even more gorgeous! So you have the attitude, you have the lipstick and what else you need? Good looking teeth...taken care of by a Swiss brand, Curaprox! 

I, for sure, pay a lot of attention to my oral and teeth hygiene so when i got my hands in the Curaprox products i knew i was on the right way towards my perfect smile! 


Saturday, October 18, 2014

KMS California Curl Up : make them jealous!

Today i am going to talk to you about two products from a brand that i tried first time! A while ago i was contacted to test two of the KMS California hair products. I have to admit i didn't know that brand so it made it even more interesting to get them! Some weeks later and after several troubles with my post office i received a nice package from them with two different products in really nice, bright orange bottles : the Curl Up Leave In Conditioner and the Curl Up Perfecting lotion and began to test them the next weeks. 



It took me a bit longer than with other products i test to get a clear opinion about those two products, since they are suited for curly hair and didn't get a chance to use them so often but by now i can tell you a bit more about them.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Make up Base by Sephora: pleasure for the skin and your make up!

Hello my dear followers,

i wanted to start today's post by saying Happy Birthday to my blog! Just A Bit of All started in early October 2013 and i cannot believe that it has been a year since then! I want to thank you for your support and for reading my posts and hope the next years i will get a bit better! I think i have improved a bit but still there are many things i would like to do in my blog that if only i had 10 hours more everyday!!Anyway hope to have you around for long and to be with me on my blogging journey! 



So for today's post i have picked a product i wanted for quite a while to talk about, since it is a favorite of mine for the last months! This time it is a make up product and i have to say it is the ''base'' of a good make up! I am talking about the Make Up Base by Sephora, which if you don't know it already then too bad for you! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Damage Repairing and Rehydrating Leave In Treatment by Kiehl's

It seems like the last months i have too many products to try for my hair, something which makes me really happy! The product i will talk to you about in this post comes from Kiehl's and is a leave in treatment for damaged hair. I got it after my holidays from Passion For Brands, for which i have to thank them, and i have been using it for about a month now so me and my hair have a more in depth opinion about it!



My hair right now need the most of my attention and care. I try to grow them long and the fact that they are thin in general doesn't make it that easy. So in order for them to look healthy and nice i try my best for their are by using different products (i mentioned several in previous posts that they are my hair's best friends right now!). Among those products the last month is the Damage Repairing and Rehydrating Leave in Treatment from Kiehl's, which i use almost every day and has been one of my favorites. It is the first time i try a hair product from Kiehl's (you know already my love for their beauty products) and i have to say this one is pretty good!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Yves Rocher VIP & Blogger Event

One of the brands that i got introduced 5 years ago in Switzerland was the Yves Rocher Plant cosmetics, which have been since then very important to me! When i got an invitation to attend the VIP & Blogger Event last Thursday in their lovely shop in Zurich i couldn't say no! So here are some impressions of the event as well as my ideas on their newest product, the Powder Eyeshadow Quartet! 



Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Test Mini Products 5

It has been a while since i wrote about testing a mini product but during my summer holidays i did use a lot of my travel size or small size products and i need to share some with you! Today i will write a small review on the Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Hydration Body Milk with Q10 and Macadamia Oil that i mostly used the last week of my holidays. So let's see what this product ended up to be! 


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Aussie Miracle Recharge Take the Heat Leave in Spray

There are several devices that we all use to make our hair look pretty, from the simple hair drier to the most complicated curly iron and they all put our hair to the challenge of heat. For that reason a heat protection product should be always somewhere around to help us, protect our hair from any heat damage and make them look healthy and happy! 

The heat protection spray i picked this time is from Aussie, the Miracle Recharge Take The Heat Leave In Spray and i have to admit is one of the best heat protection product i have tried!



Friday, August 22, 2014

From Bali with Love : Carlita's Collezione FW 14/15

It is always nice to read news that will make you look forward to something for the upcoming fall, especially when this has to do with one of my favorite accesorize, bags! Today i want to share with you the FW14/15 bag collection from a Swiss designer, Carla Zuellig and her brand ''Carlita's Collezione'' and to just show you the pieces that made it to my wish list and i think they will make it to yours too!

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Summer Holiday Essentials

It might be that many of you are already on holidays or just came back but for me summer holidays just started! I just arrived in Athens and tomorrow i will be departing for a week in an island to get some sun, relax and swim! And since the days before leaving Zurich were really busy and stressful i had limited time to show you this year's summer holiday essentials for me, which i am going to do today! So follow me to see what products i really need to have in my beauty bag before i depart!



Saturday, August 02, 2014

Nestle Fitness Cereal: perfect for all day

When i found out that i was chosen by Coolbrandz and Nestle Switzerland to try several products from their Fitness Cereal line i got extremely happy and you can imagine what happened when i received a box full of products in my place some days later! I started eating them in any form you can imagine, with milk, yogurt, alone as a snack and shared them with my colleagues who several mornings just came in my office hungry and wanted something light and delicious! I can say that the little boxes of Fitness Nestle Cereal just saved their day several times!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Aria Facial Sonic Cleansing by Clarisonic : facial cleaning for advanced users

From early July 2014 here in Switzerland the Clarisonic familly of cleansing devices welcomed a new interesting member, the ARIA Facial Sonic Cleansing, a device that will make you as excited as the other products available, Clarisonic Plus and Clarisonic Mia!


Monday, July 21, 2014

New Kiehl's Cornen in Globus Glatt

If you love Kiehl's then you cannot get enough of their stores, with their unique and well known pharmacist look, their great range of products and their lovely experts ready to help you and share with you their secrets! If you don't know Kiehl's or you are just not familiar with their stores then you should pass by one immediately! 

  

 

The newest Kiehl's corner just opened on 17th of July in Globus, located in the shopping center Glatt and already the KCR's, (Kiehl's Customer Representatives as they called), with their white pharmacist coats and their big smile are there for you to make you a Kiehl's fan!

And don't forget there are in total 11 Kiehl's selling points all over Switzerland, from Bern and Basel, to Lausanne, Geneve and Zurich, with the latest hosting the flagship store at Rennweg 23, just in the heart of the city, making it just easier to feel the Kiehl's magic in every place you are!

So see you in Kiehl's Glatt! 

 
Kiehl's Selling Points in Switzerland : 

Kiehl's Flagship Store - Rennweg 23 Zurich (check my previous post here for a small preview)

Kiehl's Corners :
  • Globus Bern 
  • Globus Lausanne
  • Globus Zurich
  • Manor Zurich
  • Globus Bellevue
  • Globus Glatt
  • Globus Geneva
  • Manor Geneva
  • Parfumerie Oswald Zug
  • Manor Basel
Kiehl's online store : www.kiehls.ch 
Kiehl's on Facebook : www.facebook.com/kiehlsSwitzerland

Friday, July 11, 2014

Miss Rebel Nail Polish by L'Oreal : the jeans effect

You want a nice manicure this summer, that has an interesting color and effect and makes a statement? Then get away from the ordinary and check out the Miss Rebel Nail Polish Collection by L'Oreal, nail polishes that will give you a nice jeans effect and will make your nails stand out! 

L'Oreal released the Summer 2014 Miss Denim collection earlier this Spring and brings several products that are inspired by our favorite demin texture. Among lipsticks and eyeliners there are also great nail polishes that you are just going to love this summer like i did already!


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Cream Powder by Inglot

A while ago the first Inglot Shop in Zurich opened in the Europahalle and of course i had to pay a visit on the opening day! Inglot is a well known brand for their colourful products, especially their eye shadows and they have really good prices for great value. What is also great is that you can mix and match their products however you like thanks to their freedom system. You can get one product you want or as a part of a palette that you can customize it depending on your needs.


I was tempted to buy a customized eye shadow palette but i know that i don't really wear color in my eyes (and i have plenty of natural color eye shadows already!) so i decided to try something that i needed, a powder. After checking several ones together with a really helpful Inglot make up assistant i went for a non conventional one, the Cream Powder! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Biotherm Self Tanning Gel

Summer is here even in Switzerland the last month and is that time of the year when shorts and skirts are taking their place in my closet, make up becomes more light and colorful and tanning products are taken out of storage for use or new ones are added in my collection. 

I have tried several tanning products,either those that are part of a body cream and give you a nice glow or those that gradually get you a nice tan. Of course i already have some favorites and some that i wouldn't go near them again but each year i try at least a new one! 

This years new pick was the Biotherm Self Tanning Gel which i will briefly present to you in this post. 



And the tanning marathon begins...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Bag of Empties Vol 3!

The bag of empties is full so it's time for another Empties Post! It includes hair, face and body products and something for the nails but not make up this time. Let's see what is hidden inside my empties bag! 


Saturday, June 07, 2014

Gliss Kur Hair Repair Six Miracles Oil Essence

For some time now i wanted to try a nice hair oil for my hair routine but i couldn't decide among all those products that i find in the shops and all those reviews that i have read. So, when in my May Pinkbox i found a vial of the Gliss Kur Hair Repair Six Miracles Oil Essence i was really happy since i had one to try! And i have to admit it is a very good product, which i should have bought by myself and not spend all that time searching. Anyway, i have it now, it was been a part of my everyday hair routine and i really enjoy it so i want to share with you what i think about it!


Sunday, June 01, 2014

Test Mini Products 4

This time for the test mini product series post i have for your two different products: one for the eyes and one for the face ! Let's see how those products did this week.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Easy and Fast Recipe: Chocolate Toast

This time the easy and fast recipe will be something sweet, an easy dessert with simple ingredients that for sure you have at home and that is perfect for those sweet cravings (mine was on a Sunday afternoon when i decided to make it!)! Let's meet the Chocolate Toast!



There are several recipes around the internet for a sweet toast, different ways of making it and with different fillings. For me sweet toast means two slices of toast bread, a mix of chocolate spread, in this case the delicious Nutella, with milk and some fruits on the side to make it even sweeter. In this recipe the toast is not fried with butter, just grilled in the oven enough for the chocolate to melt and taste heavenly!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kiehl's Meet and Greet Event in Zurich: A lovely experience

I am so excited to share with you the Meet and Greet Event for bloggers that took place on Monday at the Kiehl's flagship store in Zurich! It was a very pleasant experience for me, where i got to meet people of the Kiehl's family, spend time in this small and cute place and get to know more about my skin care and the products that this great brand has!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Heat Protecting Styling Spray by Syoss

Some products you love them at first sight, some others take you a little bit more time until you appreciate them and there are those that you buy them with excitment and in the end you get really disappointed. Bad feeling, especially if you paid a repsective amount for that product and you end up not using it...

This is the case with the product i talk about today in this post, the Heat Protecting Styling Spray by Syoss, a product that unfortunately didn't worrk at all forme and now is just standing in my bathroom without been used. And that makes me sad...

Monday, May 05, 2014

Test Mini Products 3

This week's mini product  is the Lipikar Gel-Fluide from La Roche-Posay, a body moisturize that i got as par of PinkBox and i have been testing it for a week. So let's see...


Thursday, May 01, 2014

Vetiver and Black Tea Eau de Toilette by Kiehl's: the revitalizing natural spray

I recently received a new product by Kiehl's to try it and i want to share with you my excitement about the Vetiver and Black Tea Eau de Toilette, a natural spray that i am sure you will all love once you try it!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water

The last months i made a promise to myself, that i would finish first some of the half finished cleansing products i have in my bathroom before i buy a new one. This was not only a way to save some money and buy some things that i didn't have but also a way to free some space in my bathroom, since the bottles of half empty products for cleansing were everywhere! So now that i got some space i decided to start trying different ones and the first i really wanted to buy was a cleansing water!

So in my local beauty store, after a bit of thought and research i chose to try the Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water and today i want to present it to you.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easy and Fast Recipe : Avocado Spread

I hope you all had a nice Easter break and that you enjoyed your beloved ones! I was really happy since i had the chance to spend my holidays with my brother and i also got to rest a lot! So now back to reality with charged batteries and ready for full time work! 

Today's post is a nice recipe that i made a while ago and want to share with you. Of course is easy to make (not enough time everyday for complicate cooking) but healthy and delicious! This is my version of an avocado spread. And i know there are plenty of avocado spread recipes outthere and mine is not that original rather than a mix of several different recipes that i have seen around, but it is the one that makes me crave for avocado so i consider it worth sharing!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Somersby Apple Original : the absolute drink that wants you to "Stay Open Minded"

When i was writing this post the situation was the following:

it was a perfect spring Sunday evening, warm and sunny and  had my windows open for fresh air to come in. I had just gotten back from a nice evening with friends and i was sitting in front of my computer, writing this post...And with me i had THE DRINK to keep me company, the Somersby Apple Original!Do you know it? If not let me introduce you to the absolute spring/summer drink!

A while ago Coolbrandz was once again running a great campain about a new drink launching soon in Switzerland. I didn't know what it was or how it tastes and i immediately got curious to try it! So Coolbrandz and Somersby Switzerland were really kind and send me 24 bottles of the drink to share with my friends and taste it and become a Somersby Coolbrander (sooooo cooooool)!!!.


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Bag of Empties Vol.2!

Hello hello hello,

hope you all had a great weekend and a nice start of the week! Today's post is about empties...It is quite a while since i wrote a post like that and i saw that i had several empty stuff so i though of putting them all together! For some of them i already wanted to write a few words and my opinion and this was a great excuse to have everything in one post! Let's go through my bag of empties!



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Test Mini Products 2

This weeks Mini Products test round is related to hair. I used for four days (a sample for 2 days) a new shampoo and conditioner line from Pantene and here is what i think of them! 


Monday, March 24, 2014

"You need a blooming shower" by Anatomicals

If i had to put my last week in an equation that will be :

work + stress + deadlines + last minute presentations = not enough food+sleeping in front of my computer + no post lately ...

As you can imagine it was a  full and crazy week and the weekend was just relaxing away from computer and from anything that will cause more stress (the life of a phD is just driving me nuts)! And among all that craziness i find those 15 minutes taking a shower really relaxing, especially because i have been using a new body wash the "You need a blooming shower" by Anatomicals, the main part of today's post (did you think i was gonna complain a bit more? Nooooo)!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pure Calmille Face and Body Comfort Cream by Yves Rocher

The last months i am having a bit trouble with the skin in my legs. It gets easily dry and irritated, it feels itchy and i need to scratch it, especially in the ankle area. The result is not pleasant at all, small scratches and wounds that take time to heal, small red spots in my skin and dry feeling after anyting i do, more obvious after shaving. I used the normal body creams i have around but it seems that they irritated it more. So i had to find something to get rid of this situation (summer is coming so i don't want more mess in my legs than i already have!) and also to stop the itchyness that really disturbed me. 

A small visit to Yves Rocher store in Zurich and it was enough to find the perfect solution...a natural based cream that will be a savior...Meet Yves Rocher's Pure Calmille Face and Body Comfort Cream!



Sunday, March 09, 2014

Testing Mini Products 1

 Last week while i was cleaning my bathroom drowers i found a box with plenty of mini size products and samples from several companies that i totally forgot about! I get once in a while some from beauty stores when i buy other products or from beauty boxes and i tend to forget them. Now that they are plenty i decided to use them up and with this way i will explore new products and save some money (in order to buy more foul size ones!). 

So i will try 1-2 new sample or mini size products and by the end of the week i will post my opinions here! And to start, this week i tried 2 products for the face, the Purifying pore-tightening lotion from Normaderm Vichy (it was part of the PinkBox October) and the Kiehl's Eye Alert cream and let's see what it came out of it!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Easy and Fast Recipe :Tuna filled Tortillas

I have been thinking the last days about the blog...now that more people are following it (thank you all!!!) i want to try some things and take it a step further! Of course i will continue writing about beauty related things but i want to add also some everyday life stuff, those that i enjoy and i want to share with you! The blog's name is "Just a Bit of All'' so i guess it is about time to become more versatile! Would love any recommendations and ideas...your feedback is always important and i am happy to listen to what you have to say! 

So to begin the changes of the blog i am starting today a new series the "Easy and Fast Recipe''...I have to make my own food to take everyday at work (since there is no cafeteria or food provided where i work) and i try to keep it healthy...Of course i love cooking and baking and sometimes i spend hours in the kitchen, but when i go home on a weekday late and tired all i want is to put together something easy for the next day's lunch, that is also not so complicate to carry! One of those recipes is my own version of Tuna filled Tortillas that i have today for you! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Beauty UK Cosmetics and their blushes

My beloved followers today's post is about a new budget cosmetics brand, Beauty UK and their two blushes i had the chance to try! I admit i didn't know this brand until i received some months ago a blush from Pink Box among my monthly products and then another one this January and i decided to share with you the brand and my experience.

Beauty UK Cosmetics according to their site, is a "family run business" based, as the name reveals, in UK with products affordable to everybody (they range in the low budget). What i noticed in their site is that the products have a great variety of colours, bright, funky and trendy something that reveal the fun side of make up! If you need more information do pay a visit in their site (click here), check their products and maybe order some of them (they say that apart from orders in UK, international orders are also possible with a slight higher mailing cost so send them an email if you are interested in checking whether your country is eligible for orders!). 


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Maybelline Baby Lips vs Carmex Cherry: the war of the lip balms


 Ahhh the war of lip balms...Me and them have a long history....I don't know why but i am really picky when it comes to lip balms and i struggle finding the perfect one. I have several running around, at home, at work, in my pockets and my bags and if i don't really like it then i never finish it and buy a new one. The last days i am using two different lip balms that i have to admit come close to the ideal for me and so i though i present them to you! I talk about the Maybelline Baby Lips Quenched and the Carmex Cherry Lip Balm Tube probably well known to most of you.So let's start the battle and see which will be the winner...


Sunday, February 09, 2014

Garnier Natural Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner

The last weeks have been a bit rough, since always after Christmas holidays there is a lot of work and things to be taken care of. Unlike my everyday life, which is busy and messy, my hair are going through an excellent period. They are nicely growing long, they have a perfect sweet and warm brown/blonde colour and they are strong and soft. All in all they are the only thing that just works at once, without really trying hard. 

This nice situation i owe it mostly on my new resolution to use more natural products in my hair. So i started with my natural based coloring technique (i will try to write a post later with the products i used with my hairdresser and i got with me to keep the colour because they have excited me) and i continued by picking shampoos and conditioners that have natural ingredients. And among them are many products from the Garnier Natural Beauty series. 

In this post i will talk briefly about the Vanilla Milk and Papaya Balsam Shampoo and the same Conditioner which are the ones i use the past weeks, with small intervals of a shampoo for colored hair from Herbal Essences (this is definately a post i will write soon since i think i found the best shampoo for colored hair finally)!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Today's post is going to be a quick look at one of my sales purchase here in Switzerland. I always liked Bourjois and their products so when i saw that their Healthy Mix Fond de Teint is on sale (that is 7 CHF) i couldn't do anything else rather than buy it! It has been a friend's favorite product for a while so i wanted to try it and see how it will fit in my skin.