Saturday, August 27, 2011

OOTD and a New Lipstick.

Some time ago me and my friends Elina and Roula had a night out at Gkazi and we went to one of my favorite bars in Gkazi, Dirty Ginger. So here is my Outfit Of The Day :)

What I'm wearing

Dress: Zic Zac
Belt: Forever21
Shoes: Fullah Sugah

I also bought this gorgeous lipsticks from a small makeup store in Roula's neighborhood and it only cost 2 euro! :O Hell yeah! Who ever said cheap doesn't look good? Amazing color payoff! The brand is called Lovie and it's the only place I've ever seen it. So I have to go again there soon and stack up on some more lipsticks.

My giveaway is ending in a couple of days so don't forget to enter! Kisses Dolls!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Fish Spa Experience.

Hello my dollies! Last week I was invited by the Fish Spa here in Athens to try out their services. I had never tried fish spa before and had been seeing how popular it was in Asia so it was definitely something that I wanted to try out. And of course I was curious how it felt to have fish nibbling at your feet.

Fish Spa FAQ

Fish Spa, what is it?

A natural pedicure method originating from Turkey and practiced all over the Far East. This unique skin treatment massages your feet using Garra Rufa fish. It is a great individual or group pampering experience which is something new that feels fantastic.

What are the benefits?

During the treatment the fish nibble and suck away the dry skin from your feet, leaving you with healthy and rejuvenated skin.
Your feet will feel amazing, refreshed and healthy. These clever fish can also stimulate acupuncture points helping to rejuvenate the nervous system, relax the body and release fatigue. Your blood circulation and flow is also greatly increased during the treatment.

Does it hurt?

No! The fish have no teeth so the treatment works by them gently licking and sucking away the dry skin.

Can I catch any diseases?

No certainly not! These fish cannot transfer any diseases to humans. You will pre-rinse your feet before you enter the tank. The water is sterilized and constantly changed , ensuring the utmost hygiene.

Is it safe for children?

It’s perfectly safe for children. The kids have great fun interacting with the fish.

The spa was just a 5 min walk from the metro station of Monastiraki which is great cause it's right in the heart of Athens. When we got there we were greeted by the lovely staff who were so nice and helpful!

First off I had to wash my feet with soap and wipe them down, I love it when I see that hygiene is taken seriously at a spa. It is key. I was also given 1 use slippers for me to wear and then my fish spa experience began! At first I couldn't stop laughing cause the feeling of the fish nibbling me was a very ticklish one, but after a couple of minutes it was pure relaxation. What you start feeling is a sensation of vibration and the relaxation of the water. After 30 minutes I didn't want to take my feet out! 

The skin on my feet were softer and smoother something that I really needed cause your skin can get so dry being exposed to the sun and wearing sandals all summer long.

So my opinion is to give it a try! For 30 min the cost is 18 euro, a fair price for such a cool experience.

Fish Spa Greece
Aiolou 45, Athens
211 8003700

You can find the Fish Spa on Facebook and at their site

Saturday, August 6, 2011

My Favorite Hair Accessories.

I'm absolutely in love with hair accessories and can't stop buying them! I wanted to share some of my favorite hair accessory looks with you Dolls.

My #1 favorite store to shop hair accessories is Forever21. They have AWESOME things. Whenever I go online I go cray-cray! They have a wide variety and really good prices, take a look!

I have also found great stuff at H&M stores. Really pretty flower clips and bow clips.

Another 2 stores that have cute things from time to time are Bershka and Stradivarius.

What are your favorite hair accessories? Any favorite stores? Kisses!

Clip on bangs. I love having bangs whenever I want.

Don't forget to enter my 1st Giveaway!

Friday, August 5, 2011

My 1st Giveaway: 100+ Followers.


This is my way of saying 'Thank you' to each and every follower of House of Doll. Not only did I reach 100 followers but I went over 100 and I thank you all! Your lovely comments and emails keep me going and really let me know that I'm actually doing this blogging thing right!

As promised I have some gorgeous gifts for my giveaway (I never break a promise)! 
The gifts are:

- Tommy G Long Wear Foundation in no.4
- Tommy G Lip Shine Lipgloss in no. 7
- Tommy G Lip Shine Lipgloss in no.4
- Tommy G Mini Body and Shower Set (Pomegranate & Cinnamon Body Lotion, Vanilla Sugar & Cinnamon Shower Bath)
- Hot Pink Rose Jewelry Set (Ring and Earrings)
- 2 Glitter Brushes from Andriana Karembue (they have silicon ends which are great for grabbing and applying glitter and pigment)
- 1 Floral Usamimi Headband

The Rules:

- You must be a follower via GFC
- You must like House of Doll's Fanpage on Facebook
- Let me know in the comment form what would you like to see more of on my blog. Love my Dolls' advice!

For Extra Entries:

- Follow me on Twitter +1 entry
- Tweet about this giveaway (@GinaVlahandrea) +1 entry
- Blog about this giveaway +1 entry

This giveaway is open internationally and will close on September 1st 2011 at midnight (Athens time)

To enter please comment your GFC name, your Facebook name, opinion on what you wanna see more of on my blog and your email to contact you. If you want to go for the extra entries include your Twitter name, a link to your tweet about the giveaway as well as a link to the blog post.

I will check everything!

Winner will be chosen via

Hope you all like the gifts I got together Dolls! Love ya and Good Luck!

Special Thanks to Angela from Angela's Handmade World who kindly gave the jewelry set for this giveaway. I have many rings from her (some have been shown on my blog) all jewelry are designed and handmade by her, check her page out! She ships her jewelry and has great prices!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kim Kardashian Inspired Eye Makeup.

Hello my dearest Dolls! I think it was about time that I did a Kim Kardashian inspired look, who happens to be my style icon. Many of you probably know that I'm a huge fan. Kim always has flawless makeup and since she is not a big follower of bright and loud lips, her eye makeup is always stunning and automatically turns her into a diva. Let's recreate!

How I did my eye makeup:

1) First apply a primer on your eyelids. I used MAC's Paint Pot in "Painterly"
2) Then apply a light nude shadow all over your eyelids going up to your brows. I used MAC's Pigment in "Naked" my all time favorite pigment.
3) Then take a small brush and blend a brown eyeshadow into the crease of your eyelids. This will define your eyes and make them look more deep-set giving that sultry and sexy appearance. I used "Cocoa Puff" from the Natural Eye Palette from Two Faced (awesome palette!)
4) Then use an eyeliner to line your eyes and wing them out like in my pictures. I used MAC's Fluidline in "Blacktrack" with a small angled brush.
5) Afterward line the bottom and remaining part of your eye with a black pencil eyeliner. Also use a brush or a q-tip to slightly smudge the pencil so it's not to harsh looking. Don't forget to do your waterline. If you can do the waterline on the upper lid too. I used a black pencil from Tommy G.
6) Time for false eyelashes, my favorite part. They transform you! I used eyelashes that I had ordered from Hong Kong, you can use whatever works for you. I only recommend you spend money on a good eyelash glue. We must be careful what we put on our eyes! Also for a super vixen look, add 2 pairs of lashes one on top of the other. I've been doing it lately and I don't see myself ever going back to only one pair.
7) Finish off with black mascara on your bottom lashes and on the top to stick your real lashes with the false ones. I used MAC's Zoom Mascara.

I hope you all enjoyed this look and let me know if you tried it out! Wishing everyone a happy 1st of the month, kisses!