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Outfit: Where Next?

Pictures: Hazel Hurley

Wearing: Boots: Daniel, Bag: Chanel, Sunglasses: Celine, Skirt: Shein, Jacket: Boden, Hat: Asos

How fast is January going? I feel I even did not blink and my first trip of 2018 is here. It is not exciting hot destination however I am heading to my home country Czech Republic. It will be nice to see the family and also have help with Liam and mainly to see my new niece who arrived just before Christmas.

And with travel first dilemmas are here. What do I pack, how am I going to fit everything in, how am I going to entertain lively toddler on my lap for two hours and so much more? See, it is not just about packing your outfits but you need so much for the baby and to handle all the luggage and a child on your own it kind of puts you off from overpacking.

Well, challenges are good right? I always say at least we then appreciate those small luxuries like when you go to restaurant without a little one, drink coffee when they are asleep or travel sometimes without them. It does not mean we do not  love them it simply means we appreciate these moments so much more. I kind of hope he will sleep on the plane and as always we manage just fine.

Anyway I am planning to do another vlog from Czech so stay tuned and in case you missed my last video which is a full week of outfits you can watch it here and make sure you hit that subscribe button.

Nechce se mi verit, ze prvni mesic roku 2018 je uz pomalu za nama. Cas tak leti. Jeste jsem se nestacila ani nadechnout a ceka me s Liamkem prvni cesta a to do Ceska. Ano zadna tepla destinace, ale je potreba se ukazat i “doma”. Myslim, ze si to uzijeme a hlavne se jedeme podivat na moji novou neter, ktera se narodila pred Vanoci. 

A s prvni cestou prichazi i starosti a dilema. Tak co si sebou vzit, jak se sbalit do jednoho kufru, jak to s malym zvladnu v letadle dve hodiny, kdyz mi sedi na kline a neposedi? Ale tak vyzvy nejsou spatne. Clovek si vlastne pak uvedomi jak to bylo jednoduche. Dneska se snazim balit prakticky a radsi vydrzim dva tydny s jednou kabelkou, jenom abych si usetrila nervy na letisti. 

A clovek si pak vice vychutnava momenty, kdyz je jednou za cas sam v restauraci, ci si vypije kavu, kdyz mrne spi apod. To neznamena, ze sve deti nemame radi, ale jenom si vice vazime tech momentu, ktere nam daji trosku klidu. Ja pevne verim, ze maly bude v letadle spat a vse to opet zvladneme.

A snad se mi podari v Cesku natocit i vlog. Pokud jste jeste nevideli posledni video o tom, co jsem nosila cely tyden, muzete se podivat tady. A urcite se prihlaste k odberu videii. Dekuju. 

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Outfit: Blue Monday Move Over

Pictures by Hazel Hurley 

Wearing: Bag: Chloe, Boots: Boden, Jacket: Shein, Jeans: Topshop, Top: Uniqlo, Hat: Asos 

Today is officially mean to be the most depressing day of the year Blue Monday. And if you read articles about it you will find some tips how to fight it. Well, I will not lie the weather isn’t the best however I have had a great and very productive day so far so it is probably about fighting it and doing things you love, working out, ticking off the boxes from your to do list.

I have pretty much done everything out of the above. The only thing I have not done so far is to watch some series or fun movie as simply I said to myself no TV until I manage to do work that has to be done.

However I cannot wait for tonights nice dinner I will cook and some great TV series. Sometimes life is all about the small pleasures. I hope you are all fighting Blue Monday in the best possible way. And perhaps you may want to watch my latest video here. This is how I want to postpone Botox :)

Dneska je udajne oficialne nejvic depresivni den v roce, kteremu se rika Blue Monday. Kdyz si tento termin hodite do googlu, vyskoci na vas clanky s tipy, jak s timto dnem zatocit. Ja vam nebudu lhat, pocasi je tady v Londyne nic moc, ale ja jsem mela prozatim opravdu produktivni den. Pracuju, cvicila jsem, upekla zdravejsi verzi brownies, sprcha, pletova maska, prochazka s Liamkem a postupne si odskrtavam veci ze seznamu. Tak to mam rada.

Vetsina tech clanku vam radi, ze mate cvicit, nebo si pustit hezky film. Ale ja se rozhodla dneska opravdu zabrat a tak TV bude jedine az to vsechno stihnu. Takze i s takovym ponurnym dnem se da zatocit a tesim se na vecer az si presne neco hezkeho pustim a dame s muzem dobrou veceri. Zivot je hezkych malickostech, nemyslite? 

Tak Vam preju taky uspesny a radostny den a at se u vas zadny Blue Monday nekona.  A kdyz se vam bude chtit, mrknete na nejnovejsi video o tom, jak chci co nejvice oddalit botox :) 

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My favourite face masks

I have been planning this post for sometime and I finally put together a list of my favourite masks. Using masks is that little extra you can do for your skin and for me it is all about relaxation, sometimes about quick fixes. I am at the point when a cream and toner is just not enough so I want to make sure I always look after my skin in the best possible way especially when your child does not let you to have good night sleep.

Tento clanek jsem planovala delsi dobu a konecne se mi ho podarilo dat dohromady a je o mych oblibenych pletovych maskach. Pouzivani masek patri k memu ritualu, mam pocit, ze relaxuju a delam pro plet zkratka neco vice. Jednou mam pocit, ze je treba hydratace, podruhe zmensit pory. To opravdu zalezi. S pribyvajicim vekem se objevuji vrasky a hlavne unava z nevyspani ( po narozeni Liama) jde na pleti hodne videt.

Charlotte Tilbury – Instant Facial Dry Sheet Mask

This is a product that got so much hype and I am not surprised. I am a huge fan of sheet masks and I was so curious to see how can it change your skin when it is dry and plus you can use it three times I believe. How amazing? Just put it back in the packet and off we go. There is something about it for sure as I felt the skin looks more radiant and what is even better you can use it over your makeup. So my ideal scenario is when I have makeup during the day and I feel I need a refresh before going out. You can put this one, retouch your makeup and you are ready.

Tento produkt jsem chtela hrozne dlouho vyzkouset a je uzasny. Nechapala sem, jak muze byt maska sucha a pritom neco pokozce dodat. Navic se da pouzit i na makeup. Je to dobry produkt a hodi se zejmena na ty dny, kdy mate na sobe makeup pres den a potrebujete trosku pokozku ozivit a pak jenom upravit makeup. Produkt fungujici rychle a efektivne. A uzasne je i to, ze masku muzete pouzit vickrat. Staci ji vratit zpet do baleni a zavrit. 

Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask

Mineral based products have quickly became so popular. And I could not stay behind. This mask is very quick and it hydrates so nicely. I love the texture as well and the instant results.

Produkty obsahujici mineraly zacaly byt v posledni dobe popularni a taky jsem jim minuly rok hodne propadla. Tahle maska je skvela na hydrataci a je rychla a navic da i vysledky. 

Clinique Pep Start Double Bubble Mask

I love this product so much. I always take it when I travel as even if you are going on quick rush trips you manage to squeeze this one in and I love using it to prep my skin before putting on makeup. It literally takes few minutes but the skin feels amazing and the bubbles are so much fun.

Tento produkt jsem si okamzite zamilovala, beru si ho casto na kratke cesty, protoze i kdyz mam nabity program, staci ji pouzit opravdu kratkou dobu. Je to opravdu rychla maska a me se nejvice osvedcila ji pouzit pred tim nez si nanesu makeup. Krasne plet pripravi a ve finale vse pak vypada jinak. 

Lancer Magnetic Younger Revealing Mask Intense

This is a pure luxury and although it is more expensive than most products in the market it will totally steal your heart. I looooove this product so much but keeping it for rainy days. It is so innovative and actually fun to use as it is a magnetic mask so after the application you take it off with a special magnet included in the box. No other mask gives such a smooth texture to your skin instantly.

Tahle maska je luxus a to myslim vazne. Je ale take nejdrazsi, ale pokud mate dostatecny rozpocet, urcite ji zkuste. Je to magneticka maska a sundava se pomoci magnetu, ktery je jeji soucasti. Je to docela zabava ji aplikovat, ale trva to dele. Kazdopadne mi nikdy zadna maska nedala jemnejsi texturu pleti hned po pouziti. 

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask

I have been using this product for many years and it used to be my go to mask especially when I had breakouts. It really works magic on your pores and gives you that deep cleaning effect. Definitely one of my old times favourites.

Tuhle masku pouzivam uz par let a hlavne mi pomohla, kdyz jsem mela horsi plet a vice akne. Krasne cisti pory a ma takovy ten cistici efekt. Jedna z mych oblibenych klasik. 

Sand & Sky Pink Clay Mask

You will love everything about this. I love the pot, the brush for application and the colour too. This is a hit from Australia and I am on my second pot. It really tightens your skin, cleans your pore and gives you radiance.

Tahle maska by se vam mohla opravdu libit. Zamilovala jsem se jak do baleni, tak do stetecku na aplikaci. Je to velky hit z Australie a je to maska z ruzoveho jilu. Krasne stahuje pory a plet hned rozzari. Uz mam druhe baleni. 

Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask

At the moment I call this mask Queen of the masks. Not only it gives me a sense of luxury but it honestly works. When I am very very tired and my lines are visible and in general I look dull I go for this one. And I personally love to just leave soak into your skin. Little miracle.

Tehle masce ted rikam Kralovna. Nejen ze mi dava pocit luxusu, ale opravdu na mou pokozku zabira. Pouzivam ji casto, kdyz jsem unavena, mam pocit, ze mi vzdy vylepsi drobne vrasky a taky plet po ni vice zari. Ja osobne ji necham vsaknout do pokozky stejne jako krem. 

Erborian Spray To Mask

When I got my hands on this mask I could not way to try it. You spray it on. Yes you read it correctly it is in a spray. It is Korean mask and I love trying out Korean beauty products in general. And it is fantastic. It is so easy to apply and it hydrates so well. Another great product out there.

Kdyz jsem tuhle masku dostala, tesila jsem se moc az ji vyzkousim, je totiz ve spreji a nikdy predtim jsem masku ve spreji nezkousela. Je to korejska maska a ja obecne miluju Korejske kosmeticke produkty. A je opravdu skvela, hlavne co se hydratace tyce. 

Rodial Super Acids X-treme Hangover Mask

This is another of my old time favourites. I have been using it for few years and love it. It really is hangover mask. And I often use it after a night out :) It works magic on your pores and dullness of your skin.

Tohle je dalsi maska, kterou pouzivam uz par let. A opravdu si ji davam casto den po te, co jsem byla vecer venku a pila. Krasne plet rozzari a stahne pory. 

Malin + Goetz Detox Mask

This is the newest addition to my bathroom shelve but I am in love already. It is so easy to use. You can leave it on only for 5 minutes and that is all. It gives me nice radiance and hydration. I loved applying makeup straight after. The final effect was brilliant.

Tohle je muj nejnovejsi prirustek a jsem moc spokojena. Je to velmi dobra maska a take rychla, staci vam pet minut. Po pouziti byla plet rozjasnena a hezky hydratovana. Krasne pripravila plet na liceni. 

Shiseido IBUKI Beauty Sleeping Mask

This is one my hero products in general. I love adding this mask few times a month to my skincare routine at night and just let it work over night. I often use it after I have used my derma roller and there is a huge difference in the morning. I would also say it is a great mask for lazy people that do not want to bother with the whole application and taking it off process. I simply love this product.

Tohle je jeden z mych nejoblibenejsich produktu. Rada ji pouzivam nekolikrat do mesice a necham pres no hezky pusobit. Casto ji pouzivam, kdyz pouzivam muj domaci derma roller a rano to jde skutecne videt. Rekla bych, ze je to vyborna maska pro linejsi povahy, ktere nebavi cely proces aplikace a odstranovani pletovych masek. 

Shiseido Benefiance Multi Target Mask

One of my favourite sheet masks ever. It is great it comes in two parts if you only want to target one area. It works magic instantly and leaves skin looking very dewy and fresh. Shiseido is really an amazing brand when it comes to face masks.

Jedna z mych nejoblibenjsich platynkovych masek. Je na ni super, ze muzete pouzit bud spodni nebo horni cast, vlastne se muzete soustredit jen na urcitou problematickou cast. A opravdu zanecha plet krasne stavnatou a svezi. 

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Spending NYE in a cute cottage in Devon

Dreams are for chasing and making them happen. I have always wanted to do a countryside break and stay in a cosy cottage, enjoy the fire place, endless cups of tea, hot baths and peaceful village atmosphere. So when I suggested my other half to do NYE somewhere in the countryside he nodded quickly.

I will not sit here and tell you that travelling is the same as it used to be.  It is more challenging with children, you need so much more stuff, you need to plan more and obviously it is less comfortable so the idea of renting a place, pack everything in the car is just so easy. We have decided to find somewhere great on Airbnb as we used their services before for a road trip in Ireland and we loved it. Tadhg has always been keen on exploring Devon or Cornwall and as Devon is closer we opted for less hours of driving and it was perfect.

I have done lot of research and decided that I want to go for two bedrooms so Liam can have his own room and this is all you can do with Airbnb, there are no limits which is great. You can rent a penthouse or a small but stunning place like we did. This cottage totally stole my heart. It was exactly what I was looking for and it was so convenient for a small family. Liam loved it too. And I did get to enjoy those cups of tea and cosy armchair by the fire. And if you do not believe me you can check out a full video from our journey. I loved the setting more than anything. It is set in a lovely small village called Gittisham where pretty much every house is a cottage and has a thatched roof. It was such a lovely change from London especially after crazy month of December that was full of work, social events and Christmas madness.

And as we had a car with us we could explore other places. I cannot even describe how lovely the coastal towns are and how much character there is to find. The beaches as so lovely, fresh sea air, lovely cafes and things to do. It really was a great end how to finish a year and enjoy it with my little family. We had a bit of challenge to find good places to eat as I think we are spoiled by London. We are so used to have the best places at our door step with long opening hours and great food. Lot of places stopped serving lunch after 2 pm which is something we are not used to but there is a  hotel and pub  The Pig in a walking distance from the cottage which was beyond. You just have to book in advance as it was very busy but full of character. Well, if you are going to Devon come prepared :)

I would definitely do this again and hopefully I will as all three of us had a great time.

 

Sny jsou od toho, aby se plnily. Tim nemyslim nocni mury, spis ty krasne a takove to nase denni sneni. Ja vzdycky chtela stravit par dni na Anglickem venkove v krasne chaloupce, ktera ma charakter, krb a uzivat si tepla s hrnkem caje v ruce. A kdyz jsem navrhla si zajet nekam tady v Britanii na kratsi dovolenou, manzel okamzite kyvl.

Nebudu tady tvrdit, ze cestovani s detma je stejne jako predtim, protoze neni. Sbohem jsou ty casy, kdy jsem si letiste uzivala, behem letu precetla ctyri casopisy nebo pulku knizky. Cestovat se da, ale musite se na to poradne pripravit. S detma clovek potrebuju tunu veci a proto idea, ze vse nacpeme do auta a proste si nekam zajedeme se nam libila. A rozhodla jsem se najit neco idylickeho na Airbnb. Jejich sluzby jsem vyuzila nekolikrat, napriklad na nas road trip v Irsku a byla jsem spokojena. Tadhg chtel vzdy prozkoumat Devon nebo Cornwall a protoze Devon je zkratka blize, vyhral Devon. Je to asi 4,5 hodiny jizdy a tak jsem zacala hledat, kde se chceme ubytovat a naslu tuhle milou chaloupku, ktera me uchvatila. Je v malicke vesnici Gittisham, kde ma snad kazda budova doskovou strechu a vubec je v krasnem prostredi a presne to jsem chtela. Cestovat s airbnb s rodinou je opravdu super napad a ja si to hrozne uzila. Muzete se klidne podivat na cele video z nasi mini dovolene.

Nejlepsi bylo to, ze autem si clovek proste vsude zajel, projela jsem diky tomu krasne mestecka na pobrezi, uzila si plaze, kavaren na promenade, navstivila akvarium, ale taky jsem se podivala do mesta Exeter, kde jsem drive nebyla. Vse mate na dosah a vlastne si muzete zaridit program jak se vam to hodi a jak to vyhovuje prckovi. Trosku vetsi problem bylo obcas najit dobre misto, kde dobre vari. Londyn nas trochu rozmazlil a treba hodne se nam stavalo, ze restaurace neserviruji jidlo po druhe hodine a nektere byly treba v sobotu zavrene pres obed. Ale kousek od nas bylo neuveritelne misto The Pig, ktere je ztelesnenim britskeho venkova. Tolik charakteru a vyborneho jidla na jenom miste.

Ja si to opravdu uzila a myslim, ze kluci taky. Musime asi brzo vymyslet dalsi vylet.

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