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White Chocolate Snowflake Martini

We’ve been dreaming of a winter wonderland this year, and although we may not get actual snow here in Tirana, we’ll have just as much fun with the perfect winter cocktail – the White Chocolate Snowflake Martini! It’s the perfect blend of sweet and creamy that will have you feeling the holiday cheer in no time. Check out the recipe below to whip up this refreshment!
Ingredients (makes one drink)

2 oz. vanilla vodka
2 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur
1 oz. white creme de cacao
1 oz.  half and half
Lemon wedge
Sanding sugar


Directions
Cut a half-inch slit into the lemon wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass. Pour sanding sugar into a shallow dish then dip the rim in the sugar to coat evenly. Gently shake off excess sugar. Add the vodka, chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, and half and half into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain mixture into glass.

Serve immediately, and enjoy with your favorit…
How to be an overnight success - book review I follow @mrsrodial on social media as I think she is very inspiring business person. And as I love to read both business books (preferably by the founds of businesses) and biographies.

Overall I thought it was a brilliant book, written in a personal way, sharing both insights on the personal journey and handy take-aways in the form of “overnight success secrets”. Hint – it took Rodial 18 years to reach where they are today. This was one of the things I liked the most, because, in many of the books I’ve read, this vital piece of information is missing – that it’s a journey and there is no such thing as an overnight success.
Who is this for:

    Anyone who is interested to read about the starting point and the journey of a brand (it’s not specific for the beauty business but it’s interesting that the book feature a beauty brand)
    Anyone looking for inspiration and motivation on their own journey, either it be starting your own business …
The beauty products you always need to carry in your make up bag!
Long days are a synonym for retouching in makeup terms. Whenever i know I'll be having a long day I prepare my bag with a few things that i know i will need after a couple of hours.
Unfortunately, i can't bring my everything with me, so i need to choose my favorite products.
 Although i wished i could throw every single lipstick i own and a huge palette into my bag i know that its not practical. I compared my necessities to my fellow bloggers' bags and created this small list that doesn't take much space but will help you out for a flawless makeup any time, especially in the wintertime.

 Firstly: The Mattifying Face Powder
Because most of us get oily throughout the day, especially if you're in a rush and what i usually use is the Purobio Cosmetics Compact Powder, which is weightless, organic, vegan and affordable. I really love it because it's totally invisible when you apply it on the skin.
Br…
The 10 Must-Haves for Any Successful Event 
    Motivation:

There must be a reason for why you are doing your event, so find the reason and understand what your crowd will be looking for, especially what kind of event you want to deliver and why you are currently developing your event.

    Idea


Now that you know what you are trying to do, you need to shine above the rest. How do you do this? Bouncy castle at a wedding? Upside down cakes hanging? Mermaids?  Maybe a masseur in the middle of your venue, to the sound of a live saxophonist. We’ve done this all (and more!) before, and we’ve got you covered for everything.

    Knowing your Crowd

Understand the kind of people you are trying to attract or that you are trying to impress. What is the age of those attending? What do they like? Right now it’s key that reflect upon these questions so as to know who you are catering for.

    The Venue

This is the first real step in making your event legendary, classic, and original; the event that …
My three favourite editing apps!

Blogging is one of those jobs/hobbies where it is 24/7. There's no switching off from it, and if you're like me, sometimes you have to step away from the laptop. We live in a day in age, where technology is number one to us, and to be honest is incredibly useful.
Although I like to have a break away from the blog, sometimes I will have to use my phone as my main contact, and recently I have been using some apps which are really helpful for when you're blogging at home or on the run Editing photos for social media is something I really enjoy to do. These apps work in a very similar way with Photoshop and they will help you adjust the basic things like lighting, shadows, or undertones and even more complicated steps like cloning sides to make a photo appear larger. 
VSCO Cam

This is my all time number one app. To be honest, I think you could just use this one and everything would be perfect. Although it's a free app, you can buy some pre…
Elf Cosmetics review – New Collections
“At e.l.f. Cosmetics, we believe that beauty comes from within all of us. Our line of luxurious cosmetics captures great looking skin with gorgeous colors and quality ingredients. Our products are designed to let your inner beauty shine through. ”- e.l.f. Cosmetics  e.l.f. Cosmetics believes that within a certain budget all women can look fabulous and use a lot of products to wear a full make-up, just because you want the best results for your skin and face right?
I had to try this right, to see for myself and to let you know if this vision and mission of e.l.f. cosmetics is something I agree with.
The palette above is the elf Nude Rose Palette, Its filled with 10 shadows both matt and shimmer and all in the rose gold tones. The shadows have good pigmentation, blend really well and the colours are really pretty. I've been using this palette alot and as its quite narrow its not too big to take away with you or chuck in your handbag.






The elf B.Ba…
How To Treat Yourself When You’ve Been Working Really Hard

As a career girl, your days could be filled with meetings, assignments and other time-consuming tasks. Sometimes you only have a minute for yourself to relax and prepare for your next project. On those days, you better make this one minute more than worth it.
My workload increases everyday, so does my awareness. I know that when I get busier, things can fall through the cracks and I don't want that to happen so I start taking extra steps to make sure it doesn't. The biggest way I do that is by leaving myself reminders in various places to stay focused.



Get away from your desk

When you work in an office it is important to leave you desk every once in a while. Get up and walk to the coffee corner or even better go outside and get some fresh air.

Breathe

A great way to relax in between tasks is to take a deep breath. Fill your lungs with oxygen and let go of your previous task. When you let go you can easily focus on a new…
5 Hair Masks We Know You'll Love Your hair needs some love. True or false? If you answered true, we've got you covered this week with my top 5 Favourite DIY Hair Masks - all of which include four or less natural ingredients that can, without a doubt, be found in your kitchen. Let's get started! The Ingredients (And Their Benefits)

Honey? Coconut Milk? Eggs? Who knew that all these #breakie foods could actually be used in a hair treatment? These raw and natural ingredients have proven to be great resources for achieving shinier, silkier, healthier, hydrated hair (and more!).
The best thing about these ingredients is that you don't have to look too far for them - they're probably already sitting in your kitchen cabinet or fridge.
Let's take a look at some of these natural products and their hair benefits.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil has always been used as a natural conditioner - it also produces soft and shiny hair by locking in the moisture and…
 Have you tried the best lip moisturizer ?
So winter's coming...and what i always keep with me is the EOS LIP BALM. They are an essantial part of my daily routine...   These natural lip balms are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and paraben and petrolatum free for soft, smooth, beautiful  lips. Thanks to the creamy and rich formulation, it penetrated into skin quickly and ensures long lasting moisture.
Cocoa and shea butter nourish, smooth and nourish even the driest lips. With natural jojoba oil and regenerating avocado extract the EOS Visibly Soft lip balms gives you a velvery soft and pleasant feeling on your lips.  Ever since I discovered EOS Lip Balm - I have been in love with them. They are small, easy to store, a great design and very, very, very easy to apply onto your lips.

Now I have owned a few over the last couple of years and a couple of months ago they released three new flavours and I managed to get my hands on two of them via Amazon..

I ordered two flavours &…
Hello everybody...yesterday i promised i would write a review of "Pastaria" a restaurant in the heart of the city and here i am... As you enter the place, you can decide either to have lunch/dinner outside or  in the second floor. I decided to sit upstairs, since i wanted to have a calming and relaxing time, just to stay away from noises.  The menu offers a wide variety of chooises of pastas and salads... and the nice thing about it is that you can pick the kind of pasta you like and you also add your favourite salsa which is like a customized dinner/lunch.
The best part about this cute place is that they deliver the food. If you work long hours in the office like me or you are not so into cooking,  you can just call, order the pasta and they bring it to you, which i think is really great. You can find them here ->  Rr. "Sami Frashëri", Pallati Moskat pranë LSI, Bllok
 Tiranë  Delivery : +355 69 379 4343 
  All the products were fresh and the dishes had the w…
My favourite green smoothie! Now its the time to share some smoothie energy :P I thought this is a fresh way to start the month on the blog. I’ve been making a green smoothie once a day for a month or two, so I’ve tried many versions already, but definitely found the ultimate number one for my taste buds. I’m so addicted: it’s so fresh, delicious and energizing. I’ll either have one with my breakfast, as a part of lunch or just a snack. So any time of the day, when I feel like having something refreshing! 
Energizing mango spinach green smoothie
– oat/coconut/soy/almond milk (and/or natural/oat/soy yoghurt)
– spinach
– frozen mango
– banana and/or avocado
– lemon juice
– optional extras: salt, honey, green powder  – optional extras 2: zucchini, carrot, apple, cucumber, whatever fresh you feel like throwing in! – Toppings: nuts, seeds, oats, flax seeds, goji berries, coconut flakes Put the liquid in the blender, handful or two of spinach, some frozen mango, a little bit of banana and …
My skincare essentials!
Hello everyone, i am back with a new article today. This time i thought about writing some skincare tips, what  i use on a daily basis and which one are my favourite products. My top number 1 is without any doubt Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. I have used it as long as i remember, for almost three years now. The thing i like most about it is that it's a, all in one cleanser, surprisingly powerful and yet gentle to the skin. I usually use it to remove my make up before washing my face, it lifts away dirt oil and make up without harsh rubbing and it leaves my face refreshed and soft.
Number 2 on my list yet so important is the "Siero Viso Riequilibrante Biofficina Toscana Serum" This is a balancing serum for sensitive and reactive skin, like mine, that redden easily. Biofficina Toscana is a brand of EcoBio cosmetics that produces natural, vegan, organic and non tested on animals products. And as I am vegetarian I try to buy products that do not …