August 30, 2015

Sunday Funday

Happy Sunday, lovelies!

Since I live in the northern city  there's such a small amount of sunny days and if it happens we try to spend all our time outside walking and exploring the beauty of St.Pete's architecture, rivers and canals and just relaxing under the sun. If I'm going for a long walk I try to dress really comfortable so nothing could constrain my moves.

So here it is one of my go-to summer looks that I'm wearing a lot this month. 
Stay tuned for more looks. See you very soon.

Much love,
Katya xx


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August 22, 2015

6 essential photo editing apps

People often ask me about how I am editing my photographs, what kind of filters do I use, how I make different effects and layouts. I love to read and watch other peoples recommendations myself and therefore finding a new cool apps for my phone, so I thought why not to share all my tips and tricks with you! So here they are, I wrote my own list of apps that I use all the time, so without further ado let's get right into it!
  1. Afterlight. It's the first photo editing app that I use when I editing my pictures. It has a lot of awesome features, like clarity, grain and the basic ones like brightness, saturation, exposure etc. Plus there are a lot of cool lighting and dusty effects as well as a simple filters. But I want to mention that it's not free app, but not that expensive also. I just love to use it and come back every time I edit something.
  2. Facetune. Wow. This one is a bomb. I use it not only for its direct mission to get rid of any pimples and to clear up (when I need sometimes) my skin, but also to whiten my photographs. It sounds strange, but you know when you photograph something white with bad lightning it looks terrible, and that's when this app also comes in handy.Afterwards it will look perfect! And that's not even it, what you can get from this app. It also has a features like blurring, changing the contour of different things and photo filters! It costs and absolutely worth it!
  3. VSCOcam. Probably the most famous photo editing app out there. It's so simple and free! Yay! My personal favourite filters are HB1, HB2, sometimes P5 and F2, but it all really depends on photo. And I really love black&white filters here!
  4. Squareready. It's definitely an essential! It's what you use when you need to get square photo for that Instagram. Also you can change the colour of the background and make it blurry.
  5. PicsArt. This one is a whole photo studio for the phone! It is a decent analogue to Photoshop but much easier to work with. It has a lot of unique photo effects and tools. One of my personal favourite is a motion and clone tools. You can see a lot of it on my Instagram (@katyaviko). Also you can add texts, clip arts and lens flares there as well as making a collages and draw everything you want on anything you want!
  6. InstaCollage. I use this one to make the classic collages from mu photographs. But if you want to make something special this app has a variety of collage layouts to choose from. Also you can make fun and unique posters there. They offer you photo editor there too, but to be honest I prefer to use an Afterlight and VSCO for these needs.
So this is going to be it for today's post. I wanted to share the very best of what I've learned about editing with all of you. Feel free to let me know, by leaving a comment,  which apps do you like the most to edit pictures with. I hope today's article was helpful and easy to read for you. Stay tuned for more...

Much love,
Katya xx

August 11, 2015

Summer essentials

It's already the middle of the summer ( it really just flies by, wow...) and I thought to share with you my go to things by far, things that I've been using/wearing basically every single day. So without further ado let's get right into it!

Let's start this list from the facial essentials.
You know in the summer time we all want to be comfortable, easy in makeup, we want our skin to be flawless and not heavy and caky with all of that coverage makeup products. So what I found for myself is that I just using this Garnier  BB cream, it's not expensive at all ( in case you'll bring it with you on the beach and might leave it there, who knows?) and supper effective! I mean it's light, designed for that oily skin, contains SPF and does great coverage without making skin too overloaded. So this product is definitely my fave for the summer time. And the last things that I use for my face are an eyelash curler, a lip balm (of course) and maybe a little bit of brow gel to keep them in shape. I like to leave this summer "makeup" like that, because it is that simple and I just love how it looks on face.

Talking about the face, my go to sunnies for this summer have been Zara shades, I love them for their print, design and shape, which  is super popular right now and this model is similar to the designer ones but the price is much lower!

For my nails I fall in love using Essie's light marshmallow and nude shades, like Blanc, Mint Candy Apple, Sand Tropez . They look so chic and these colors goes with every summer outfits.

As for me I love spending time outside in clothes that  allows me not to control my every single move and for that I've been loving my Topshop jean shorts. They cope with this mission so well!

To capture my little adventures on the go I either use my iPhone or my small camera. You it happens a lot for me when all the day I'm using my phone and right when I need to capture a beautiful moment my phone turns off, so in that case I always have my camera with me.

And finally I want to share with you my summer reading, which is the book called "The Catcher In The Rye" by Jerome David Salinger. If you haven't read it yet I'm highly recommending this incredible book and if you've  already done with it, please let me know in the comment section what do you think about it. 

So this's going to be it for today's article.
Feel free to share with me your personal favorites down below. 

See you very very soon here on The Timeless Classics!

Much love,
Katya xx

August 10, 2015

Favourite summer music

Happy Monday Lovelies,

Just a quick post to let you know what kind of music I've been loving this summer, maybe you'll find something new for your playlist, until the summer is over. I love finding a new cool music and when people recommend me different catchy jams, so I thought to share with you my list of personal favourites.

So here they are, enjoy!
  1. Bad (feat. Vassy) - David Guetta & Showtek;
  2. Where Are U Now (feat. Justin Bieber) - Skrillex and Diplo;
  3. Rather Be (feat.Jess Glynne) - Clean Bandit;
  4. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) - Mark Ronson;
  5. Wish You Were Mine - Philip George;
  6. Geronimo - Sheppard;
  7. Can't feel my face - The Weeknd;
  8. Of The Night (MNEK Remix) - Bastille;
  9. Feeling Myself (feat. Beyonce) - Nicki Minaj;
  10. Honey, I'm Good - Andy Grammer;
  11. Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack) - David Guetta;
  12. Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo;
  13. Ayo - Chris Brown &Tyga;
  14. King - Years & Years;
  15. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) - Omi;
  16. Tonight Belongs To U - Jeremih Ft. Flo Rida;
  17. Outside - Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding;
  18. Talking Body (Gryffin Remix) - Tove Lo;
  19. Leave Your Lover (Motez Remix) - Sam Smith;
  20. FourFive Seсonds - Rihanna ft. Kanye West and Paul McCartney.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram @katyaviko.

Stay tuned for more!!

Much love,
Katya xx