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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Fashion Loves 2016

 Hello, Everybody!
 In this post I will share with you my favourite outfits and fashion items that made my 2016 year special. Let's start!

 This dress and a headband were knitted by my Grandmother. The dress is very warm which makes it good for the colder seasons. It has front pockets and is very cosy. :) I got inspired to have my first knitted dress ever by my previous fashion post in October. Do you remember seeing something similar already?

This is where I got the inspiration from.

 The knitted headband looks like a crown because it has a big pearl in the middle of it.

Like that.

 This dress was given to me from my Mother while I was preparing for the school's "Oscar's" party. One of the teachers called it Art Deco style dress. I really like it because the embroidery with glitters makes it very festive. But you have to be very careful with the dress in order not to ruin the glittery part.

This is me wearing that dress to the party.

 As long as I remember me I have always dreamt of a perfect red dress. And this summer I have finally bought one at Terranova which you can wear both everyday and to the parties if you'll add some accessories. It's simple and beautiful. But the material of a dress gets creased easily so you should look after how you move and sit to make it stay smooth all day.

 This skirt was a life saviour when I did not know what to wear. It's also quite festive. Just add any top to that and you're done. It reminds me of spring and when I wear that it always gives me a good mood. :)

 I've bought this one at Stradivarius more that a year ago but I'm not sure if I have shown you it. The dress is amazing and Stradivarius is one of my favourite stores. Between the shades of pink  there is a tiny golden thread that you can't really see in the picture but it's pretty in real life. This dress is also a life saviour. It's comfy and the material is very nice, so I can wear it 24/7.

 These are pyjamas from H&M that I think are really cool because it says "Brunch club". + I prefer to sleep in a long T-shirt better than in a bottom+top pyjamas. It's 65% polyester and 35% cotton if that matters to you. I really like to wake up in it and never want to change it to the normal clothes in the morning. :D It's comfy and I like it.

 This dress I found after my sister has moved away with her husband so I still have not given it back to her because I keep it for one party in 1950's style. I think this dress gives me a lot of joy and this dark blue colour reminds me of the sea and the beach. This is why it deserves to be one of my favourites. It feels like a dress has a happy aura around it.

 This is a top I bought at &M. It's modern classic style and I know it because I work at H&M. I love to wear it with black jeans and I think I look quite business style and at the same time beautiful in it. I also wore  it to one party recently. This golden necklace on it makes it stand out from the rest of my wardrobe.

 This dress is also from H&M and it carries a lot of beautiful memories from summer 2016 which I like. This floral print is everything.

 The thing that makes this dress unique is this fashionable cut out trend. Cut outs are at both sides. You can see them in the picture above. The dress simply radiates summer which makes me very happy and reminds me of the summer sun that I really miss right now.  :)

 I can't believe this post is over. I'd like to go on and on about my Fashion Loves. <3
 Please send me pictures of your fashion loves 2016!
 Love you all,

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Inspirational Playlist 2016

 Hello, Everybody!
 I've been editing this post three times already. 2016 was full of catchy silly meaningless songs but I wanted to create a playlist that would be meaningful inspirational and beautiful. Some of these songs are a reminder that what we see isn't as important as what's inside of us. Some of the songs tell about the pain our world lives in. I like songs like that because it makes me appreciate what I have and not be ignorant. Some of the songs are simply beautiful for the soul or fun and optimistic. So enjoy!
  1. Sia - Cheap Thrills
  2. Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Cabello - Bad Things
  3. Zayn, Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever
  4. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
  5. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
  6. Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You
  7. Ellie Goulding - Army
  8. Aloe Blacc - Live My Life
  9. Beyonce – Daddy Lessons
  10. Beyonce – 6 Inch
  11. Adele – Water Under The Bridge
  12. Adele – When We Were Young
  13. Selena Gomez – Kill Em With Kindness
  14. Lady Gaga – Million Reasons
  15. NF - Therapy Session
  16. Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
  17. Melanie Martinez - Mrs. Potato Head
  18. DJ Snake, Justin Bieber - Let Me Love You
  19. John Legend - Love Me Now
  20. Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
  21. Little Mix - Hair
  22. Rag'n'Bone Man - Human
  23. Fifth Harmony - That's My Girl
  24. Steve Aoki, Louis Tomlinson - Just Hold On
  25. James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
  26. Hillsong - Transfiguration
  27. Hillsong - Open Heaven/River Wild
  28. Noah Cyrus - You Make Me Cry
  29. Niall Horan - This Town
  30. Demi Lovato - Stone Cold

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Perfect Me 2017

 Hello, Everybody!
 I know that New Year is coming only next week but I decided to give my resolutions early. The faster I start the faster I'll get to my "Perfect Me" version.

In my mind right now I feel like an archer that is setting goals.

  The new me in 2017 is:
  1. Never late.
  2. Always looks perfect.
  3. Nice to people and eager to help.
  4. Has an opinion on everything.
  5. Knows about what happens in the world. Is not ignorant.
  6. Confident.
  7. Creative.
  8. Sportive. Has an active lifestyle hobby like running and dancing for example.
  9. Plans her time and sets her little goals for every day so that she can be productive.
  10. Eats healthily! No consuming kilos of sweets every day!
  11. Every two weeks goes to some cultural event or at least socialize with people outside her work and school.
  12. Every month discovers something new about the country she lives in. Goes somewhere she hasn't been before.
  13. Spends her summer going to the festivals, concerts, exhibitions, galleries, museums and all the other new places she wants to go. DISCOVERS something new. And then tells her blog readers everything about it. :)
  14. Has at least one travelling outside her homeland.
  15. Realizes what she wants to be and which university to apply.
  16. Gets her driving license.
  17. Improves her French and after a long break also Swedish.
  18. Learns Spanish, too.
  19. Changes her wardrobe to have a more classy, clear (nothing too much) and stylish look.
  20. Reads a book per month and ALWAYS writes a review on that.
  21. Every week reads at least one post of a blogger she doesn't know so that her blogging journey is even more interesting.
  22. Writes a blog post herself at least once in a week.
  23. Walks out of her comfort zone more often.
  24. Doesn't forget to write her reviews on everything and take pictures. (I like taking at least a picture a day so that I can memorize everything and make each day special.)
  25. Never forgets to congratulate people with their birthdays and other important holidays. ( I actually always forget to congratulate my parents with their wedding anniversary. And that's only the tip of the iceberg.)
 It came up to be 25 points but I'm sure that with time I'll be adding more and more things to this list. We never have to stop growing and developing after all. ;)
 What are your goals?

Thursday, 15 December 2016

I Am My Worst Enemy

  I could have said it's a good day. The stats on my blog today are good. The marks at school in general are good. The food I ate today was good. The monthly pay I've just received is good. My family is good. My outfit and even my hair looked GOOD today. And many other things are good in my life right now but I am mad.
  It's so stupid how one negative thought can screw up your whole day and steal your sleep, peace and happiness. Right now there is ONE thing that happened to me that I simply think is not fair. It does not make much of a difference in my life though. Some others maybe would have even thought it's a good thing but I don't. Seriously, when you put a lot of effort into something and it doesn't end up the way you wanted it to be then even if it doesn't drive you away from you main goal it's still annoying and upsets you a lot.
  I know that the main lesson of this day is not to take anything too seriously and care less but I don't know how most of people do that. I still have to learn. What to do when something ( a failure, let's be honest) steals your peace so that you can't think of anything but this problem? I personally want to change things, solve the problem. But what if it is too late? You just have to let it go. The hardest thing ever. At least for me.
  I'm not sure if this post is any good for anyone to read but I am an emotional person and I need to talk through my situation to truly understand it. And right now I understand that at this instant moment I am being my worst enemy. I keep reminding myself of my failure instead of focusing on the good things I had today.
  I wish I could say: " I hope you'll never get in the situation like that. I hope you will be wiser and won't focus on your failures and won't try to fight the world's injustice because it's foolish." But I will never say that because I know we all get very upset with our failures and we all want life to be always fair even though we know it's not how the universe work. The important thing is not to make any decisions during this moment of ANGER. And right now I am thankful I didn't do any foolish decisions while being angry today.
  Life's okay, actually.
  It's been a good day after all.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Festive Makeup Look

 Some time ago I attended a wedding of my sister. And that day I really liked my makeup. I'll never understand how one day you do kind of everything the same as the other day but somehow it works out much better than usually. SO I just wanted to share that makeup look with you and tell what products made it feel so good.

This is a picture of me wearing that makeup and on the left from me is my brother. I don't have an other picture from that day so I hope he won't kill me. Sorry, bro.

 So, I was wearing new Maybelline  Fit me! foundation which is mate and very light on the skin. I think half of the high school students wear them now because it gives a very nice feeling to the skin, covers everything and blends in beautifully. I wear it in the shade 130 which is perfect for my dark skin and it is the first foundation that doesn't look to orange or pink on me. And there are also other shades available so find yours! ;) This is my FAVORITE!

 Next thing for me is a Catrice bronzing Sun Glow which is mate and lasts for a very long time :) This is my first bronzing ever because I started using bronzing only since this autumn which made my life much better. Sometimes I even use only bronzing and nothing else. I wonder how I lived before. Bronzing gives the shape to the face and this feeling of a complete makeup look. It also brings some life on your face especially now when we don't see the sun much and our faces get very pale.

 And the last but not the least is a Catrice Beautifying Lip Smoother. It looks like a lip gloss but works like a lip balm. It is very moisturizing and nourishing for the lips. Lips don't get dry that quickly and it also protects them from the wind and cold weather I really like it. The shade is 040 Coffee To Go. It's very neutral and you can wear it every day. There are also other nude shades in this Beautifying Lip Smothers collection. Choose the one you like most! <3

  And in case you're wondering I was wearing my Channel mascara because it is the best long lasting mascara I have. You can read about it here.

 So, tell me what do you think about the products and the makeup look?

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Winter in New York

 Dreaming of visiting New York in the winter time. It looks so magical and beautiful . <3 I want to travel. Ehhh...
 Get inspired!
 P.S. None of this pictures belong to me.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Making A Hard Decision

 Hello Everybody!
 This year is my last year at school... You are right, it is sad... at least for me... I wish I never grew up. You know, I sometimes like to come to the school and instead of immediately going to the lessons I go, hide in the lockers' room and drink some tea or come to the lessons and draw in my notebooks all day instead of learning. Or just talk with teachers about life. I understand that at work I will not be able to do that but I enjoy these little moments of happiness at school. However as the final examinations are coming this is the time for all the senior students to decide which path do they want to go in their life. It's time to step into the "big" world as the teachers say.

 Many of my friends already know what they want to study and where, and some of them have even already prepared everything for the university applications. I admire these people. I know plenty of students who have decided what they want to do in their life when they were about nine or ten years old and nothing has changed since then. They are pursuing their dreams. For me the lives of these people are already perfect because they at least know what they want to study in university, they have a plan for their life.
 I am one of those who likes to do many things at the same time, has many hobbies and is interested in many subjects. It is very hard for me to decide what professional career I want to have. I realize that there is not much time but I have a plan. I will share with you some of my ideas about how to make a hard decision when you are in doubt and will try to remember these points myself.
  1. Organise a lottery for only you!
  I like to write all of my options down on the small pieces of paper. I mix them together and with the closed eyes I pick up only one piece of paper. Then I simply do what it says me to do. I know this is very risky to make vital decisions this way but well maybe in some cases when it is a very desperate situation it is acceptable.
  2. Make a research of the universities, their programs and also the market! How much does the education cost? Do I have the abilities to study that? Will I be able to find a job after I graduate?
  3. Write down your likes and dislikes! Identify your priorities in life! If you want a very active life style then probably a programmer is not the best profession for you because their job is more sedentary. And if you want a sedentary life style than a sports career perhaps is not for you.
  4. Talk to your parents! They are the ones who know you better than anybody because they have been watching you since the day you were born. They know your weak and your strong characteristics. Perhaps they have seen your early interests in some of the areas and can remind you of that and  give you some piece of advice.
  5. Go to a career consultation or take a career test! I have these consultations in my school but still have not used it because I am very afraid of psychologists. Every time I talk to them it feels like they are getting inside of my body and try to find a problem inside of me and this is not a pleasant feeling. It feels like they do an x-ray right inside my soul. Weird. But I believe after I will go through this discomfort it will help me realize something more about what my career choice should be.
  6. Pray/meditate! It is not right to make a life important decision in a hurry. You should find a silent place, a free moment when you do not have to worry about anything and truly think about what do you want. Take some time to be alone if you need it. :)

  These were my six suggestions for myself and others who can not make a decision. If you have some other ideas and some pieces of advice please share them in the comments! I will be happy to read them.
  Good luck!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Birthday Memories & Gifts 2016

 Hello Everybody!
 Last week I've celebrated my 19th birthday and I wanted to share some memories with you before it all faded away. :) ( and by the way today is my brother's birthday so we are about to make some more memories)
 Honestly I think with every year my birthdays become better and better and I become a happier and more grateful person. God has really blessed me a lot. If I am not counting my 16th birthday when I decided not to celebrate (all teenagers sometimes go through this phase when they think celebrating a birthday is not worth it) all of my birthdays were much fun. And this year I had another girls party with pizza, old city walks and hot coffee drinks.
These are my beautiful girls <3

 I made everyone write me some wishes in my journal and most of them wished me a good marriage, lots of travelling and also to be always in a good relationships with God and never stop searching for more. I think that's all is very cute. :) Then I also made them tell funny stories about me and it was nice to be reminded of some awkward silly stories I've already forgotten from years ago at school and also in all the other places. I have already forgotten that when I was fifteen it was okay for me to go to an island and film a video where I scream that I love 1D and later also call myself a little penguin. LOL. :D

 The pizza was yummy and it all was very cosy. Girls also showed how much they know me by the gifts giving. Everything was so girly and cute. But unfortunately one gift slipped from my fingers and got a little bit broken. Then it was very cold outside so the flowers died, too and I felt very sorry and guilty about that. I hope the girls aren't angry with me for that. I've also received some gift cards so I can buy some new makeup/books/clothing so maybe in the future there will be new haul blog posts because my salary has already been wasted on a new mobile telephone (can you imagine on my last telephone the camera broke so I couldn't take any pictures for my Instagram at all *super sad emoji* but now thanks to God I have Huawei P8 Lite and its camera is AMAZING) :D
Me taking a picture with a dying flower. <3

  I also wanted to show you some beauty/body care gifts I've got.
 First is this Stenders Oranges Soap which smells amazing. It gives me a Christmas feeling and the packaging is very very beautiful. There are flowers, straw and even a piece of cinnamon inside the box. Pretty.

 If you've never tried Stenders body care products then you're missing a lot. It's all organic and has nice scents.
 Second is this very sweet shower cream. It is sweet vanilla and madeleine scented. WARNING! it is very very sweet and if you prefer fresh scents then perhaps this is not for you. But the packaging is also very beautiful - vintage style like.

 And the last is this cute package of Palmolive body care products. They also smell very fresh and if to be honest Palmolive( +I also like Superdrug brand shower gels and shampoos) shower gels are my favorite so the one who was giving this to me hit the target. ;)

 I think this is it. Thanks to everyone who made this day special to me! And I'll see you in my next post!
 Lots of love,

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Break Ups and Growing Up

 Hello Everybody!
 I find it very interesting that most of my posts are written when I'm feeling very sad or very happy or when it's a miserable combination of both. I've started writing this post about a week ago but didn't post it probably because I wasn't ready or didn't have the guts to do it. But here it is.

 Soon is my birthday. I'm going to turn 19 years old! wooohooo! Although the thought of a birthday celebration gives me a lot of joy but probably it is also the reason why I have been feeling so uneasy recently and did a lot of my life reconsideration in general.

 Since I was a child I've always had a very wide circle of friends. Some of them lived nearby and some of them - far away, some of them were much younger, some of them - much older, some of them were very different from me and some of them - very similar to me.  Each one of them was very unique and special to me. And it was always  hard to admit that with some time our paths had to go in different directions. It didn't matter if our relationships were like "just friends" or "something more than friends" and if we met every day or very rarely. I just always got attached to the people very quickly and strongly and each break up was like the end of the world to me.
  A few weeks ago out of curiosity I simply decided to make a list of people who have given up on me and it turned out that the names could fill in the whole A4 sheets of paper. It's kind of sad and funny at the same time to realize how many broken relationships you can have by the age of 19. It actually makes you fear of getting any new relationships at all. The reasons for people to leave each other can be very different: people lose the interest in each other, the long distance makes everything harder or sometimes in a mysterious way one day your friend wakes up and now he/she is just somebody that you used to know. I'll never understand how do these things happen.
 For me it just feels like a relationship is a huge beautiful ship that's sinking and I'm the only one who is still trying to hold on to the board of that ship and survive but unfortunately it's a shipwreck and I'm left wounded if not dead. I used to feel like that. I used to blame the other person. I used to be sad and angry on them for leaving me and not trying to save the beautiful ship.

 When you're going through a very hard break up it also may make you think you're not good enough or that perhaps you simply don't deserve a good healthy relationships. I know a lot of girls would start searching for a problem inside themselves asking questions like: "What have I done? What's wrong with me? Was that too much or was  that not enough? " - and the list goes on with hundred questions like that.
  But I've also realized with some time that  I've become not only the person who is left all alone but sometimes I am also the person that leaves the other people. It just happens. Even though I know how painful it can be to my friends I sometimes give up on them, too. Perhaps it's just a part of growing up. Not every relationship is meant to be forever. 
  People break up by many reasons and most of the time it's really hard to understand. And it's okay to feel sad for some period of time because even though this person is still alive but for you he/she is lost forever. They walked away. It was their decision. But it doesn't mean it's my fault. It doesn't mean my worth is any less because of tha. It doesn't mean that from now on I'm unfortunate in relationships. NO. I am I. And THEY are THEY. And YOU are YOU. And you are worthy of everything and complete with somebody or without them. You must remember that. If you stop loving yourself just because someone has given up on you then you're stealing the opportunity from other people to love you. I know in my own experience it's really hard to love somebody who doesn't love himself. And the only person who can make you happy is YOU. That's a decision. You can't blame others in your unhappiness.
  To sum up it all, I want to say that I know how HARD it is to lose a close person in your life. And it's okay to take some to to grieve and get over it. But you can't think your life is over because somebody left/gave up on you. You can't put all of your hopes for happiness in another person. It's wrong. A person is only a person and we all FAIL sometimes. You must do your happiness yourself. Breaking up is simply a part of growing up. :) After you lose something there will appear some new good things in your life, believe me.
  Today in the morning I've heard a song by Shawn Mendes - Mercy. And I think it reflects my feelings perfectly when I'm realizing that the other person no more loves me and we have to break up. Take a listen.

Stay Strong!