Friday, March 23, 2012

Brighter Than You Think..

These days the sun was very bright - so much that I already got a little tan and a blonder hair. Actually we went on a school trip yesterday, so I had to buy new sunglasses, since I can't find anywhere my old raybans.... Today we didnt have school, so I invited some friends home and we took a couple of photos...Here you are!

Just a note- the jacket ia purple, not blue!!!! The last photo is unedited, so you see how bright it is today :)

Eyewear- Bershka 9.99
Jacket- Reebok
Blouse- Bershka 7.99


Thursday, March 15, 2012

My first Youtube Video + DIY friendship bracelet- Candy Stripe pattern

So yes! I finally started to upload videos on youtube! :)
My first video is a how-to, Candy Striped pattern for friendship bracelets.

It is not very good quality, and camera was zooming in and out all the time, Idk why though....But it is enough for a beginner :)

What you need:

  • All you need is emboidery thread, rubber thread or waxed thread. ( I personally suggest emboidery thread)
  • You have to use at least 4 strings. The more the strings, the bigger the bracelet.
  • You can use two strings of each color, or one string, depending on the number of colors you want.
  • All strings must be around 60-65 cm (around 25 inches)

How to do it:

  • Firstly, do a knot with all the strands.
  • Then, separate the colors. If you use twice the same color, don't put both strings next to each other.
  • Take the outer string from the left and do a forwards knot to the second string. [if you don't know how to do a forwards knot, request it :) ]
  • You do a forwards knot TWICE
  • You do the same thing with the rest of the strings, until the one you started with is the outer right.
  • You repeat the same proccess all the time.
  • When you reach the length you desire, do a knot with all the strings, like in the beggining.

This is the bracelet I used in the video :)
Friendship bracelet- Candy Stripe pattern.

This is the simplest way to do the candy stripe pattern.There are also many other fun ways to do this specific one :)

I hope  you like it! What do you think of this pattern?? Try it out, and send me a response with photos of your own creations :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Blog + Tagged questions

And yeah, my blog is finally officially six months old!!! Well, in some hours it becomes six months old :) I am so happy about it and it seems fun the fact that I have almost 60 followers in 6 months.....Anyways, My friend Cherry tagged me to some questions, which I am going to answer NOW!


1.What does Urban Dictionnary say about your name?
Ugh, so many things....
  • a sexy ass mother fucker who gets everything she wants. all the guys wanna fuck her. shes usually extremely horny and likes dick. definitely not me...
  •  A crazy-ass anthropology major. Do not be around her when she's drunk or she'll cut your hair with a meat cleaver.
  • A big-boobed petite cherie. Most famous for losing things (apart from being big boobed), especially London Oyster cards and occasionally bank cards. Tendency to make outrageous statements.
  • A girl who is often sad and lonely but hides it from the world with defiance.

2. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Uhm, I don't really understand what peeve means >.<

3. What's your favourite line from a book?
I really like The House of Night book series, and I love everything in it. All books have nice phrases, but I remember this one. "Actually, since I'm gay I think I should count for two guys instead of just one. I mean, in me you get the male point of view and you don't have to worry about me wanting to touch your boobies." It is  not my favourite, just one I liked, said by my favourite character Damien, that is gay.

4. Are you a day person or a night person?
I like both, but I am afraid of darkness.....However if there are many people around me I love night.

5. If I gave you a flying carpet, what place comes to your mind that you wanna visit first and why?
Definitely England. I am in love with that country, obsessed with everything about it. From the countryside to busy London lifestyle to the tea or the rain.

6. If your life was a book what would be the title and why?
I haven't thought of it much, really. I don't know!!!

7. If you could be in a TV show what would it be and which character would you like to portray? Why?
  • The Vampire Diaries- Bonnie. She is a witch, I love witches and I also love her character.
  • Lost- Claire. I like the Australian accent, My favourite guy is Charlie, so if I was Claire he would fancy me.Also in Lost, in the first season we also see Ian Somerhalder, that stars in the V.D.
  • C.S.I. New York- Detective Stella Bonasera. I don't think I could cope with all that blood, but Melina Kanakaredes is greek, I like all this stuff with evidence and investigations.
8. If you are a time traveler, what time in the past would you like to go back? Why?
I would love to go in Victorian England. As I said before, I like english culture, and I find their past fascinating. Or I would like to visit the colonies at america, at the colonial age. ( I am a huge Age Of Empires fan)

9. Do you cook? If yes, what's your specialty?
Cakes. and Toasts.

10. Do you have a phobia? If yes, what is it? How do you handle it?
Yes. I am afraid of darkness. I cant handle it, I have just accepted it. I also am afraid of all kinds of insects, and I really can't cope with them. I find them disgusting, horrible, annoying and many other adjectives that would take a day to write down.

11. What is your opinion about online dating?

12. What is romantic for you?
Someone wakes you up, brings breakfast to bed, gives you a gentle kiss and a rose...
Someone takes you for a stroll in the park, and buys you a lollipop, or a teddy bear....
You walk with your love at Paris with the Eiffel Tower in sight...
You kiss under the rain or at a starry night....

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself in the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you in their post and create 12 new questions for the fellow bloggers you plan to tag.
4. Tag 12 people and link to them on your blog
5. Let them know you tagged them.

1. In the past I used to listen to music every night to fall asleep, with headphones of bad quality at the end of the scale ( i think it was 50). So now, my friends have to repeat something for 5 times, which is funny but annoying.
2. One friend said to me once. I have never seen you sad, I always remember you smiling, laughing without reason, and never crying. I guess I simply can't do elseways....
3. Even if I am 14 and something, when I meet my friend from Athens, I always act like a 7 year-old. We have competitions on Super Mario Bros. and on Sims Castaway.
4. I am a Sims 2 nerd. My record for playing until now is for 14 hour without any breaks, I even ate lunch in front of the screen.
5.I like spying.
6.I still wear my mom's pumps, (although I have mine now) and pretend to be a young version of Heidi Klum.
7.I sleep with a teddy bear EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.
8.I am afraid of darkness.thats why I sleep with my teddy.
9.My teddy bear is called mr.Red Cookie. It is a very soft yellow camel from IKEA, with red dots, that remind me of biscuits, and a tongue that looks like he just ate some delicious cookies.
10.I like to keep track of silly things.I do stupid surveys about stupid things all the time.
11.My friend from Athens calls me stupid and I call her idiot.
12.At volleyball I tell everyone that I simply havent eaten breakfast so I dont have enough power, instead of telling them that i simplydont have much force.

1. Have you ever been on a diet?? If yes, how long could you keep it up?
2. Are you obsessed with any movie or book, or even video game?
3. Would  you dare to cut your hair alone?
4. Which would be your dream city to live?
5. If you had 10 million dollars, what would you spent them on?
6. In case you were on a plane crash and survived on a god forsaken island, what would you miss the most from civilisation?
7. Suppose you have to take a decision, in a job dilemma. One choice will give you some spare time but very low potential and almost zero possibilities to take promotions but stay in that position forever. Other choice is greatly risky, and will cause a chain of other risk taking decisions, that will lead either to the very top of your career or to the very bottom.Which one would you choose?
8.What would be the dream birthday present for you and why?
9.If you could bring time back, would you change any of your actions?
10.What was the most embarassing moment of yours?
11.What does love mean for you?
12.Do you really like sweets? if yes, what is your favourite?

1. Rita from Style Potion
2. Emma from La vie, Style et Beaute
3. Rui from This and That
4. Francesca from Dont Call me a Fashion Blogger
5. Shannon from The creation of beauty is art.
6. Greta from GATTO VAGABONDO (sorry if it's not written this way)
7. Liora from At Sea
8. The Girl from It's a girl's thing
9. Claire from Notebook of Claire
10. Fleur from Dancing in puddles
11. Vanity from... ewww I don't know the address...(gross)
12. Dominika from

Thursday, March 08, 2012

I am still around!

Just a note to let you know I am still alive :)  I won't make it a normal post, because I run out of time, but I wanna thank Cherry for tagging me to her questions, that I will answer real soon....Right now I am preparing something, because I wanna make my blog a little more interesting :) I will do a post  REAL SOON, for something special to me, but I won't reveal a single thing!!!  

(I drew it, but flowers suck a bit)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Not just entertainment...

Today was a completely different Sunday for me....I didnt sleep all morning, and then stuck to pc screen, instead I had a very productive day.
Me and some other girls, decided to go to the girls' orphanage of my town, for lunch, since we were invited by the director of the place.She is the manager of the camp we go at summer, so she was extremely friendly with us, and all of the girls there were very hospitable. We had brought many presents to them, such as clothes, and a couple of videogames.... Ms Demetra, the manager, was completely ignorant of our intentions, so she didn't expect it. All the girls were soooooo happy when we gave them the presents! And I am happy I spent some of my pocket money for such a good cause :)
We went early in the morning, so they had prepared breakfast, some very tasty home-made croissants, a greek delicacy called bougatsa, some milk and the atmosphere was great....After the breakfast we watched two movies, one with some tigers, and then, the TinkerBell one.
One of the girls, Mary, had her birthday today, and she became 6 years old!!!! Oh, it was soo fun watching her blow the candles!!! We ate so much today, that I definitely got 1 kilo..... :/
after that, we played in the garden a bit, and then we went for lunch....A special italian pasta meal...It was AWESOME. REALLY. Everyone there was incredibly friendly, and I was a bit surprised by the quality of life those girls have. All of them (the older ones) have mobiles, they have playstation and other stuff like consoles, the house is very big, with lots of space, the cooks are very polite and they prepare tasty food.... The only thing that they don't have are they parents.....But they have two very wonderful ladies that spend all their fortunes at that house, and provide them an excellent life! AT the end of the day, we all thanked Ms. Stavroula and Ms. Demetra for the awesome day, we kissed the girls and we left.
Unfortunately, we didn't take any photos today, but next Saturday, I am going on trip with the other girls, and the girls from the orphanage, at Ioannina, a greek city. It is going to be real cold however, and I am a bit worried, cause I don't have many warm clothes.....

Anyway, good night sweethearts!! :)

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

My own Converse Collection...

HI there!! It's been a while since the last time I posted something about clothes, but yesterday a recieved a present... It was one more pair of Converse- All Star, which now is the 8th pair I possess. It is really nice, purple....

Like everytime I buy something new, I took some photos, only that this time I took photos of the whole collection.. For some -unknown!- reason, I try to make every photo I take, a bit more artistic, and now that picnik is closing and so it has made the premium options free, I use it quite a lot. Luckily, it is closing on April 19th, so I have enough time to process many photos.

My Converse Collection. Butterflies, Stars, Love and Bees, Santa Claus, Stripes, Pink, Black jeans, Checked, Paul Frank, Purple.

In case you haven't noticed, the black jeans one, with the checked fabric inside, is bought from ZARA, and the one with Julio the monkey, is bought from The Paul Frank Store, in The Mall, Athens.

Now some random photos of these shoes:

Converse shoes. I love them...

Simply put, I love Converse shoes..

Once More, These are my converse shoes.

Probably the most clear and artistic one, from my converse shoes collection.

Random Converse shoes views.

Converse All Star by Chuck Taylor...

Converse all star, my collection...

I have also bought this summer, from Netherlands, another pair of Converse, though it isnt All Star...

converse, brown leather, pink checked wool.

Converse! brown leather, pink checked wool.

Ok That is it, with the converse Shoes!!! Have a nice afternoon!!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Have a nice February!

And yes, it's finally February, which means we are one month closer to summer!!!!
It seems like yesterday when school started, lessons began, rainy weather came to replace the bright summer sun..... But still, those 4 months were not in the mood of winter...... I mean, there were some very sunny days, as well as some rainy ones... But no snow at all.... and what's more characteristic of winter than some snow?????

The first two days of February were really white, and February arrived with much snow, enough for schools to close. Winter paid us back for all these months that were somewhere in the middle. Snowy weather by no means is more pleasurable than lying on the beach and running in the sand, but yet it is quite enjoyable especially if you are with good friends. Then you have everything you need for a nice white day. My beginning of February wasn't so nice, since right now I have fever, and I must attend to the english and french lessons in the afternoon. Bliech, I hate fever...
 Anyway, here are some inspiring photos.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dream Sunday

Today my father returned from his trip to Athens, and he brought me my new book, Masquerade!! (Its froma series called Blue bloods, and it is the second book) I missed him, I hadn't seen him since Monday and I am glad he is back. Today we didn't have a volleyball practise because the coach was sick, so I spent some quality time revisioning history for tomorrow's exam. Then I read a bit of my new book.... The day was quite rainy and peaceful, so when my parents decided to go out for lunch I suggested to let me stay at home, so that I could play some piano......The rain is always so inspiring for piano, and so was this sunday... I decided to start  learning La Valse D'Amelie, by Amelie the movie. And my mind travelled to Paris once more....This movie is so niceeeeeeeee. And the music so romantic. And this is how I found what to add to my blog as well. I haven't posted anything about fashion lately, but never mind, because I am in a romantic, peaceful dream atmosphere right now...... And it reminds me totally of Marie Antoinette for some reason. It is a song that leaves you a sweet scent.... Anyway, good night everyone (it is already 22.32 here) and see you soon :)

A tout a l'heure! Bisous, Helene

Friday, January 20, 2012

Little Signs of Early Spring

I know it's a bit too early to talk about spring since it's only january. Today was the best day of January, that's for sure. The weather was just fine, and what can I say?? It wasn't cold at all, actually it was quite hot for winter day, probably because the wind was coming from the south... And souther than Greece is Africa, so yeah, it does make sense....  

Those days are great. Temperature is raising. Winter sales have begun. And speaking of sales, I must say I honored Zara and Bershka those days quite a lot. I bought two other jeans, even if I had bought before one week the blue one, only that this time one is pink and one is grey. I also bought a pair of shorts, a -kind of- blouse, a necklace and a skirt. Yeah that was quite a lot, all in one day.

School is going on very well, I must admit. I am predicting that in the second semester I will maintain my good grades, since exams have started, and I am doing pretty well. Today we got our first mark! Ancient greek- 18.5 out of 20, it is almost the same with first 3-month period, when I got 19. I dont care for half point, the teacher is going to put a very very sweet 19 on my grade card, so everything's fine. And we are writing incredibly many exams these days, at least I am doing well..... You know, we are allowed to write one a day and 3 a week, not more. So this week's program was like : Wed. Biology, Thur. Helen (its actually a literature piece like Oddyssey), Fri. Physics. Next week: Mon. History, Tue. French, Wed, Modern Literature......

This year, I must share my thoughts about it, is going to be great, maybe awesome. I am very optimistic, I mean, I always was, but there was a period, from august to november when all sparkle was away, and nothing kept me going. Yeah, 2012, is definitely going to be my year.  There are moments when you think nothing will change, and then, you see some little ordinary, everyday life things, that shout to you, hey keep going on, if you  give up now, you'll never reach the best times. And for the first time of my life, I understood why we all need goals. I also understood why English people who have retreated want to live their rest of their lives in greek islands, but that's another point..... Greece is an awful (almost) country, but everyone must admit, no other has a sun shining so bright even in the middle of winter. And that's one of the things that keep you in lines.

Anyway, I have a piano lesson, so I will write a bit tomorrow, and post some photos I want!! See you!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cute Blog Award

After being awarded the Kreativ blog award and reaching 50 followers, now I am being awarded the Cute blog award! It was really kind of Emma to pass it on to me!

  1. Link back to the person who gave you this award. La vie, style et beaute.
  2. Answer award questions.
  3. Award as many blogs you think deserve this award.
  4. Make sure you let those you give this award know that you awarded them.
  5. Tell something you have never told before in your blog.

1. What is your go to make up product?
Uhm, I have to say that I don't understand the question, but if this means favourite product, I am saying for sure: MAYBELLINE NEW YORK- FALSIES BLACK DRAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think now you will never forget it, I have said it so many times, that I think I would change favourite product only not to say it once more......

2. What's your favourite fashion trend of 2011?
Uhm, I probably liked the one with blazers, the colorful blazers...Yeah, that was my favourite, although I don't have one.

3.What is your favourite dessert?
I love choclates, macaroons, muffins and cupcakes! And pancakes...

4. Favourite color?
My faourite color, it's really hard to tell. I love vibrant colors this period....Like ocean blue, hot pink and bright colors.I still don't like red, nowhere, from clothes to book covers. Dark reds are nice in nail polishes. Purple is nice in room walls. Green is fine on the pavements.

5. What is your middle name?
Uhm here in Greece, it's not very common to give middle names, so, like most of the people, I only have first and last. However Eleni is called in different ways all over the planet, and since I study english and french, I feel like Helene or Elen or Eline is like my middle name.

6. What was the last song you listened to?
It was Swagger Jagger by Cher Lloyd.

7. Cats or Dogs?
Cats! However my parents won't let me own one...

One thing I have never mentioned in my blog.
Uhm, I am very unlucky and 2011 was the top of all my lack of luck. It seemed like the worst year to me. My friend's mother died, she had cancer and she was 43 years old. Then my best friend died in the summer, and he was 16 years old........

Blogs I am awarding

There are many other blogs I want to award as well, but those are some of my favourites! Thank you for awarding this to me Emma once more! 

Bises, Helene!!

First change for 2012

Today I woke up in a great mood. I was actually going to visit my hairdresser's after a long time! I haven't cut my hair since october.....It is a long time indeed.
I had decided it a week now, I must do a change, and yes, I did! I changed the haircut, and now it is a bit shorter..... But  one picture is equal to 1000 words, so let the speak themselves....

My t-shirt:

T-shirt LOVE SUN & FRUITS- Zara
Scarf- United Colors Of Benetton

By the way, I want to say a huge "THANK YOU" to my 50 followers! :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A warm day

First outfit post of the year! Yay!

It was really warm the last days, so I took the chance to wear the new clothes I had bought on Saturday. A pair of really bright jeans and a new T-shirt, both from Zara. 10 days of discount was a very good reason to give in the temptation to enter the shops, and once I was in, I wanted quite a lot of things!

When I saw this pair of jeans, I immediately fell in love with it! I mean, I rarely buy jeans, so it really got me excited! Then I couldn't think whether I have a t-shirt to match it, so I ended up waiting at the cashier's with a couple of things. I was a bit bored to take photos, so I created a collage of my look. It's not very good, but it is the first time I use

Outfit Look- School Day
Zara jeans- 20 euros.
Zara tshirt- 10 euros.
Oozoo watch- 30 euros.
Urbanears headphones (plattan)- 75 euros.
the necklace I was wearing is like this one.mine was from Accessorize- 15 euros.
my ballerine shoes, not these- 20 euros.
a Bershka grey blazer- 30 euros.
Jansport backpack- 25 euros.

I wasnt really wearing the very same clothes, my shoes and blazer were different but....About the headphones, I don't have these, I have another model of urbanears (Tanto).

I bought it from Athens...
Now I have to go...Or I will be late to my volleyball practise!

This was my outfit! I hope you are having a good week already, see you!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Kreativ Blog Award!

Well, I was thinking what theme I should have in my today's post, until I saw a comment from Cherry from A day with me. She really made my day! She is so nice and she passed on this award.

1. Link back to the person who gave the award to you.
2. Complete the form below.
3. Award 10 other blogs and let them know with a comment or email.
4. Share 7 random thoughts about yourself.

Well, here is the form.

1. NAME YOUR FAVOURITE SONG:  This period, I really love Jack Johnson's You and Your Heart...... It reminds me of summer, and right now I definitely want summer to come!

2. NAME YOUR FAVOURITE DESSERT: Cupcakes, muffins and chocolate bars!!!

3. WHAT TICKS ME OFF: Bad turnout when everything is planned perfectly and with much detail......And when someone is ignoring me on purpose, or he is angry at me and does't tell the reason.

4. WHEN I'M UPSET I:  I hit the pillow on the wall really hard (only when I'm extremely upset) until I calm down a bit. Then sit on my bed and start crying heavily, tune in YT and listen to a comforting song like: By your side from Tokio Hotel.

5. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PET: If I  had a pet, that would be a nice lovely kitten!

6. BLACK OR WHITE: Both actually, or none!

7. BIGGEST FEAR: INSECTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8. EVERYDAY ATTITTUDE: Optimistic, positive and funny.

9. WHAT IS PERFECTION???: Simply doesn't exist.

10. GUILTY PLEASURE: Chocolates, shopping sprees, rock concerts (with headbanging and combined with classical music - possible thoughts when reading this: How is that even possible?, A 14 year old girl who likes rock music and headbanging??-)

  1. I love volleyball.
  2. I am an optimistic person, and I hate those who see life in a miserable way.
  3. I am a bookworm.
  4. At the same time I love hanging with friends at the best clubs of my town.
  5. In the past I wanted to become a model, but then I realized I won't get higher than 1m65cm. Acne also got in the way.
  6. My self estimation is like an elevator- one day I feel beautiful, then I feel like the worst person.
  7. I am TOO (bold-underline-italics-capslock activated!!) sentimental, I cry very easily.


Once More, Thank you Cherry!!!!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Jour 30e.

I'm glad the beauty challenge is over! My favourite nail polish: Manhattan colors!

Do you like the colors?? I had made a previous post about Manhattan Cosmetics...Just click here!
Kisses, Elen!