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HOW AND WHAT TO SHOP IN BLACK FRIDAY SALES?

Black Friday is almost here and as every year so many shoppers will want to grab a bargain. I am a huge fan of the biggest sales of the year as it is right before Christmas and I  can get gorgeous super luxury items for much less. This year is even more exciting as I will be looking at home decor items and any appliances that are often in sale.

On the other hand though shoppers can get carry away and perhaps end up having things they do not want or need just because they were on sale. So why not to stick to some shopping rules to avoid those unnecessary purchases?!

Black Friday je pro mnoho lidi velkou nakupni udalosti. Popularite se tesi hlavne v USA a v Britanii, ale myslim, ze tento velky trend se uz dostava i do Evropy a dalsich kontinentu.  Neni na skodu slev v tomto obdobi vyuzit, protoze nas cekaji Vanoce a take si casto muzeme poridit drazsi a luxusni kousky za vic. Napriklad ja letos budu spise pokukovat o vecech do domu a take elektrospotrebicech. 

Bohuzel spousta zakazniku muze byt v tomto obdobi zmatena a nevi kde s nakupy zacit, co si poridit a jak. A to je normalni, protoze v tak velkem mnozstvi nabidek muze clovek ztrati prehled a zacne nakupovat zbytecnosti jen protoze jsou ve sleve. A tak jsem si rikala, ze sepisu par tipu jak na to. 

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List of items you really want/Napiste si seznam veci co si prejete

It is important to have a list whether that is list of items you want or need for the house or Christmas presents ideas list. It really helps as then you can just go item by item and look for them in the sales. Is it a favourite face cream or pair of shoes? Then check for retailers that may have those offers. I have a permanent wish-list of items here so it is easy for me as I can always go and check items I like.

Je dulezite si napsat seznam, at uz jsou to veci, ktere chcete pro sebe ci nejake Vanocni darky. Je dobre potom jit podle seznamu a podivat se, kteri prodejci maji treba vas oblibeny krem ci vysnene boty ve sleve. Ja mam vlastne svuj permanentni seznam tady a tak je to pro me trosku jednodussi, ale letos si napisu i seznam zvlast s vecma do domacnosti.

Check Offers from last year/Vyhledejte si akce, ktere byly loni

A good place where to start is also to take notes each year which retailers had good offers and what sort of offers. There are lot of articles online and I often use the one I wrote previous year which you can read here. Firstly more likely these retailers will have similar offers or better and secondly this will also help you to prioritise. Some online magazines and newspapers also list tips before Friday.

Nebylo by na skodu si kazdy rok nekde napsat, kteri prodejci akci poradaji. Ja treba vzdy pouzivam svuj stary clanek z predchoziho roku, ktery mi da napady a predstavu na ktere e-shopy se soustredit. Ten si muzete projit tady. Je totiz mozne, ze stejny e-shop bude mit podobnou akci. No a ty si predem projdu a kdyz se mi na jejich strankach neco libi, tak si to dam na svuj wish-list a v patek rychle poridim.

Shop Christmas presents/Nakupte si Vanocni darky

It is one of the easiest ways how you can shop Christmas presents. So be ready. You still have time to ask your children to write a letter of their wishes or asked your loved ones if there is anything specific they are after. You can really get yourself a bargain.

Tento Cyber weekend muzete napriklad koupit Vanocni darky. A tak se na to pripravte, dneska mate do Patku jeste cas a tak napiste s detmi dopis Jeziskovi a nebo se zeptejte svych blizkych, co by si prali. A tak se muzete pri nakupech soustredit prave na tyto veci. 

Have a back up plan/Mejte vzdy pripraveny Plan B

It is always good to have a back plan. So if you want that specific TV, make sure you also have 2nd best and third best option on your list and the same comes to anything else. Black Friday can be manic and you will not have time to start to do the research on other items in the middle of the madness.

Mejte vzdy v zaloze seznam veci, ktere jsou u vas ci vasich blizkych na druhem miste. Napriklad kdyz si chcete poridit televizi a mate svuj vysneny model, ktera televize bude na druhem miste?! Muzete totiz narazit na super akci a bylo by skoda toho nevyuzit. A ja vam garantuju, ze zacit delat pruzkum trhu na posledni chvili nekde v obchode na telefonu se vam asi nevyplati. 

Use early offers/Vyuzijte drivejsich slev a nabidek

If you are really keen to shop in the sales earlier you can do so with lot of retailers. I think the competition is big and each year stores are coming up with clever marketing ways how to get ahead and bring offers already Monday that week. So here are some places you can shop already.

Jestli nechcete cekat az do patku, mate sanci. Kazdy rok konkurence prinasi akce drive a drive a letos uz muzete na spouste e-shopu nakupovat s predstihem. A tady je takovy mensi vyber. 

 

DEBENHAMS

CODE: RK20

 

 

TOPSHOP

Up to 30 % off on selected items

 

ASOS

20 % off early black Friday offer for students

 

BOOHOO

25 % OFF everything – early Black Friday (limited time only)

 

NA-KD

CODE: BLACKWEEK

 

MONICA VINADER
30 % OFF

Outfit: Why do I have to be more grateful

Wearing: Trousers: All Saints, Shoes: Versace, Jacket: All Saints, T-Shirt: Asos

I read few times that apparently 2018 is meant to be a hard year for lot of people. This year relationships are being tested, friendships and lot of things that are not functional are meant to fall apart. This year people are meant to discover not very pleasant things in their life and it is meant to be a hard year in general. Hmm not a very nice read right?

And to be fair although I am always trying to focus on positives sometimes it is hard to isolate yourself from the negative information. If I speak to my family and they just mention something I absorb it. And yesterday when my sister was telling me another catastrophic incident It came to my mind I do have to be more grateful. Do not get me wrong I am thankful for everything I have in life but there are days when I totally take certain things as automatic and it shouldn’t be the case. The problem is people always want more. I currently live in an apartment with two bedrooms and man how much am I dreaming about bigger house (and fingers crossed everything goes well and we move next month). It is normal to be ambitious but at the same let’s stop and think about all those amazing things we have.

As one of my really good friends said…There are so many people in the world that would kill for what you have. And she is right.

I have been complaining a lot recently about how exhausted I am. Most of the times it is because of my son is waking up too early but there are times like today when I am writing this that I have so much going on that my mind does not let me to sleep. I plan what has to be done that day, that week and keep thinking about the move and all the things that have to be organised. And that is really only a small problem. So let’s be grateful for everything. I will definitely try to do that more. Whether that is the fact we can just get water from our tap at home or be grateful I have this gorgeous jacket.

Uz po nekolikate jsem narazila na informace o tom, ze rok 2018 mel byt narocny, jeste nejsme u konce, ale v tomto roce jsou testovany vztahy at uz partnerske tak i ty ostatni. A vse nefunkcni se ma rozpadnout. Lide tento rok maji pry objevit problemy, nevyresene zalezitosti vyplavou na povrch a vubec nic prijemneho. Dobrou zpravou je, ze nove vztahy vzniknute v tomto roce maji byt silne. Kazdopadne to ma byt spise horsi rok pro vetsinu lidi. 

A prestoze se vetsinou soustredim na to positivni a rada mluvim o dobrych vecech, tak je obcas tezke vsechny spatne informace ingnorovat. V posledni dobe se ke me dostavaly informace o rozpadu vztahu, smrti, nemoci a bohuzel i to je soucast zivota. A take bez tech spatnych veci by nebylo mozne odlisit ty dobre. Kazdopadne neni jednoduche tyto veci prejit, ale co jsem si vcera uvedomila, ze nesmim brat veci automaticky. Vzdyt mame krasny zivot. To ze mame strechu nad hlavou, zdravi, rodinu, jidlo i nase kazdodenni radosti jsou prece to uzasne bohatstvi. Jenom i ja obcas beru veci automaticky a pak resim nesmyslne veci misto toho abych si rekla, mam super zivot. 

Jak rekla moje dobra kamaradka…vis kolik lidi sni o tom, co mas ty. A ma uplnou pravdu. 

Nebudu vam lhat, ale v posledni dobe jsem hodne unavena. Bud me budi Liam, kteremu se nechce uz v nelidskou hodinu spat, nebo me budi moje myslenky a premysleni o tom, co musim vsechno stihnout. Ale to ze clovek nema svych alespon 8 hodin spanku je opravdu mala vec v zivote a musim to tak zacit brat. A proto jsem se rozhodla, ze se budu snazit byt vdecna kazdy den a dekovat za vsechno. Jestli uz je to fakt, ze si muzu pustit vodu z vodovodu a nebo i ty luxusnejsi veci jako treba tahle krasna bunda :) 

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EDIT: Grab yourself designer shoes for less at Luisa Via Roma!

As most women even I am a shoe lover. Of course I do love bags but recently I have discovered that when I invest in a pair of shoes I wear them over and over again. They have that power of transferring any outfit within a second and they simply create a smile on my face.

However not everybody has got big enough budget to buy three pair of designer shoes a month so it is always good to wait for sales and different offers to grab that dream pair. I do often wait myself for sales or events like Black Friday as I know it makes a huge difference in highly priced designer items to get few percent off. One of my favourite online shops to buy from is definitely Luisa Via Roma. I also visited their store in Florence which is a must see shopping spot there.

And pretty much as every year Luisa Via Roma will have Black Friday offers so I wanted to create a gorgeous shoes edit as you can start to decide what lush item you will be adding to your closet.

However if you feel like waiting for Black Friday is not for you…you can still shop 15 % cheaper items (the star items excluded) if you download Luisa Via Roma app.

Jako vetsina zen i ja jsem milovnice botu. To vite, ze mam rada i kabelky, ale nejak jsem zjistila, ze kdyz opravdu investuju do drazsich botu, ze je nosim porad dokola a ta investice se vyplati. A navic boty dokazou zmenit styling behem vteriny.

Jenomze ne kazdy ma rozpocet si koupit troje designerske boty do mesice a tak nekdo z nas musi setrit ci pockat na slevy. Ted je pred nama nejvetsi nakupni akce roku a to Black Friday a to je idealni doba na to poridit darky bud pro sebe nebo pro jine a treba si poridit vysneny par botu za mene. Ja osobne casto lovim na oblibenych designerskych e-shopech a jeden z mych top je urcite Luisa via Roma. Jako kazdy rok budou i letos poradat akce v ramci Black Friday a proto jsem se rozhodla vytvorit takovy shoe edit, ktery by vas snad mohl inspirovat.

A navic pokud si stahnete aplikaci Luisa via roma, tak mate slevu 15 % na produkty, ktere nejsou oznaceny hvezdickou, takze vlastne ani nemusite cekat.

 

 

BE PRINCESS EVERY DAY

Whether you are looking for chic flats or interesting sandals for upcoming party season the selection is huge. I would say it is more problem to decide if you want trendy Balenciaga shoes or just classic pair of Jimmy Choos.

Jestli uz chcete krasne nizke boty nebo zajimave sandalky, tak vyber je opravdu obrovsky. Je spise problem jestli chcete neco z trendujici Balenciaga kolekce nebo nadcasove modely od Jimmy Choo.

 

 

SPORTY GIRL

For those who want to grab a pair of trainers as they are more sporty than glam there is enough to chose from. They have huge selection of “ugly” trainers models so hurry up.

Pro ty, kteri jsou spise na sportovnejsi obuv je taky hodne na vyber, jestli uz chcete cenove dostupnou klasiku, ci treba neco z trendu jako “ugly” trainers. 

 

 

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING

And there would not be a winter without a good and nice pair of boots. I am really loving their selection of Givenchy and Saint Laurent models and still keep dreaming of having them all.

A nebyla by to ani poradna zima bez nejakych krasnych kozacek. At uz mate radi kotnickove ci nejaky skvely kousek nad kolena. Ja jsem zamilovana do vetsiny kousku od Saint Laurent a Givenchy. A tak dal snim, ze budou vsechny moje.

 

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My latest beauty crush is….


If you have been following me on my blog and other channels for a while you know I love anything beauty related. I love makeup and skincare and experimenting and pampering is part of my job and my life. It has been a while I shared a beauty post with you as majority beauty related content is published on my Instagram and my Youtube. So I wanted to introduce my latest beauty crushes as there are so many fabulous new things I fell in love with recently.

Under your skin body lotion is currently on my side table as I love the smell so much that if I feel my arms need more touch up I want to make sure it is close enough. You can buy it on Oxygen Boutique which also has got amazing fashion section (yes lot of things on my wish-list).

Lift Activ Micro Hyalu Patches by Vichy are just miracle. It has been only few days since I attended a launch of new products from this range but I was dying to try these. My son wakes up very early and the work has been crazy busy so you can imagine my under eye area. I have never tried anything similar as this product simply stays on under your eyes whilst you sleep and there are little spikes that contain hyaluronic acid that is slowly released and absorbed in your delicate eye area. Yes it is a winner.

Another fabulous product and brand I have discovered is Lisa Franklin and  Phyto Gel Wash and Night Treatment became quickly my favourite. The Wash feels so delicate yet it cleans so well and preps my skin for applying serum and cream. The Night treatment is so light and skin looks fantastic each morning when I use it.

Shiseido Treatment Softener stole my heart. I just love this brand so much and they never disappoint me. Everything about this products screams Shiseido…the smell, the texture of it and the quality. It is part of my routine pretty much every day.

Jestli me sledujete uz delsi dobu, vite, ze miluju peci o plet a makeup. Bavi me zkouset novinky, menit a testovat nove vychytavky ve svete krasy. Je to soucast me prace a meho zivota vubec. A tak po delsi prinasim clanek, kde vam chci predstavit par veci, ktere me ted hodne bavi a nemuzu se jich tak nejak nabazit.

Telove mleko Under your skin momentalne stoji na mem nocnim stoliku, protoze jsem si zamilovala jeho vuni. A kdyz mam pocit, ze potrebuji natrit moje ruce a paze, chci ho mit pobliz, at nemusim chodit do koupelny.

Dalsim objevem jsou Activ Micro Hyalu Masky pod oci od Vichy, ktere me opravdu dostaly. Je to teprve par dni, co jsem byla na predstavani novych produktu z teto rady, ale tim jak Liam vstava brzo a mam toho ted hodne, me oci opravdu trpi. A rozhodla jsem je vyzkouset hned v den, kdy jsem je nasla v goodie bag. A je to takovy maly zazrak. Nikdy jsem obdobny produkt nezkousela. Jsou to masky, ktere krasne drzi  pod ocima a muzete s nima spat a v nich jsou napustene jakoby male jehlicky, ktere do rana postupne vpousti do jemne kuze kolem oci kyselinu hyaluronovou.

Lisa Franklin je znacka, kterou jsem objevila diky nedavne navsteve jejiho salonu a okamzite jsem si Lisu zamilovala, je to prijemna dama, ktera zalozila uzasnou kosmetickou znacku. Nejvice me uchvatil Jeji Gel Phyto Wash a Jeji Night Treatment.

A jak vite jsem milovnik znacky Shiseido, prakticky me nezklamal zatim zadny jejich produkt, ale tento Shiseido Treatment Softener je uz pravidelne soucasti me pece o plet. Vse prezentuje znacku tak ja ma jestli je to kvalita, textura ci vune.

Another Shiseido product that I have to mention is Waso Beauty sleeping mask. It really reminds me a product from classic Ibuki Shiseido range and I am so glad they brought this to the market. It is equally fabulous and I love using it.

You know my passion for Pixi Glow Tonic and that also appeared in my latest Product Empties video. However I think that Retinol Tonic is perhaps even better. I have been using it for few weeks now and start to see difference to my skin already. I love products with retinol in general so thumbs up for me.

Vichy Aloe Vera Mask is a perfect on the day when you feel your skin needs a quick pick up but also sooth. Whether you had stressful week or just feel your skin is a bit irritated I can highly recommend this.

I started to include Rodial Collagen Drops quite regularly in my makeup routine as they really prep the skin for applying foundation and at the same time provide collagen for your skin. I feel the skin is very plump after even first application. It is a fabulous product that quickly became a must for me.

Dalsim produktem od firmy Shiseido, ktery musim zminit je urcite Waso Beauty sleeping mask. Je to novinka z rady Waso a hrozne mi pripomina klasickou Ibuki masku, kterou jsem zboznovala. Nanasi se jako posledni krok pece o plet na noc a je opravdu skvela.

Jestli me sledujete uz nejakou tu dobu, vite ze muj top produkt od znacky Pixi je urcite jejich Glow Tonic. Ted se mi ale dostal do rukou Retinol Tonic a ja obecne produkty s retinolem miluju. A myslim, ze toto tonikum se pomalu dostava na predni pricky.

Jestlize mate pocit, ze prochazite stresem a jde to videt na vasi pleti a citite, ze pokozka je hodne iritovana, tak muzu doporucit Vichy Aloe Vera Mask. Je to prijemna zklidnujici maska a i cenove je velmi prijatelna. 

V posledni dobe jsem zacala pouzivat Rodial Collagen Drops a to hlavne pred nanasenim makeupu. Tyto kapky obsahuji vysoke mnozstvi kolagenu a nejen ze jej dodaji vasi pleti, ale opravdu po pouziti makeup uplne jinak vypada a pokozka je krasne hydratovana. 

Love Glamazon xoxo