“I am a woman above everything else.”
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― Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
This post is a tribute to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who is known not only for being the wife of John F. Kennedy. She’s admired for strong character, hard work, elegance, and bravery. When I’m reading her biography and quotes, the first word that comes to my mind is ‘wise’ and it makes me think that she’d be an excellent role model for any girl or woman.
Special thanks to my lovely subscriber Laura for inspiring this post ❤️
“The planet isn’t going anywhere – WE ARE” – George Carlin.
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I truly find it fascinating that people passionately discuss the climate change and other issues, while taking no actual stance in their everyday decisions. I find it even more fascinating that some people consider it futile to make any effort at all because their input is miniscule compared to the outrageous externalities produced by large corporations. I am convinced that everyone who cares about the environemnt and our future has to do what they can – however small the change is! I am not advocating radical changes that are costly or difficult to implement. My post is about tiny little things that will let you reduce the amount of waste you produce. One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!
Featured image source: a screenshot from the official Halsey ‘Nightmare’ video
These are some of my favorite songs that just make me feel like a badass! I’ll be adding more songs to this list over time.
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Good taste is ‘notoriously hard to define’ – even The New York Times can’t do it 😊 Now, I can definitely agree that ‘to each their own’ and everyone should ‘live and let live’. At the same time, good taste is an awesome ability and skill to have because its practical benefits in everyday life are hard to overestimate. Good taste can save you a lot of money, make you feel better about yourself, and bring a lot of value to the people around you. One more curious thing about good taste is that, however hard it is to define, you can see it. I’ll show you some examples in the post – you’ll be really surprised! Without further ado, let’s start!
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Pretty please, TheBalm, L’Oreal, Physician’s Formula, Bourjois, Maybelline, and Hurraw! Don’t discontinue them! Don’t be like Wet’n’Wild!
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We use the terms ‘happy’ and ‘happiness’ loosely in everyday life. This morning I could have said ‘a cup of coffee will make me happy’ and it wouldn’t have been a lie – it just would have been my own expression of the value that a cup of coffee would give me. At the same time, is it possible to truly be absolutely happy in the long run?
As species, we’re built to overcome, fight, develop, and grow. And life is full of misery, challenge, and troubles, which is why people get so frustrated when they don’t feel happy and content. However, is happiness truly what we need to strive for? This post is about my own experience rejecting happiness as the ultimate goal and paradoxically feeling more content as a result.
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Thank you, Papa Swolio, for making me realize why I avoided yoga for so long and inspire me to start doing it! If you consider yoga too boring or too slow for you, you might be interested in reading this post, for I also was a firm believer in more active workouts. Continue reading “Why I Avoided Yoga For So Long (Too Long)”
Dita Von Teese is a living piece of art. She is elegant, chic, classy, and sensual. Her sense of style is polished and immediately recognizeable. But it’s not her appearance or outer beauty that make her a true icon of our time – in my opinion, it wouldn’t be even nearly enough. It’s her personality, views, and actions that make me respect and admire her. Continue reading “Dita Von Teese: 5 Things That Make Her An Icon”
Have you ever felt like you were underdressed? I certainly did and I can tell for sure that it wasn’t the best or most empowering feeling in the world. Looking good has a great potential of making us feel good, so it matters a lot. I am all about smart consumption and budgeting, so I came up with these 10 easy ways to look much more expensive without spending a lot of – actually most of these tricks are free – money. Let’s start! Continue reading “10 Ways to Look Expensive on a Budget That Actually Work”
In my previous post, I’ve talked about the issue of dry and flaky scalp and the products that helped me solve it. In this post I’d like to focus on the best strategies for hair care that help with this problem. Now, this is just my experience and I’m not a dermatologist or trichologist, therefore I can tell relying only on my own experience. So without further ado, let’s start!
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No featured image for this post – I don’t mean any influencer in particular, but beauty YouTubers with big following as a whole. Not that long ago I stumbled upon an article titled ’10 beauty bloggers you MUST follow’ and it inspired me to write a whole post about it. Well, first of all, I am choosing my own heroes and people to be inspired by. I’ve just started blogging and I’ve already found so many awesome fellow bloggers who inspire me in such a genuine way (girls, you know who you are – I’m your new regular reader ❤️), that YouTube and Instagram simply fall short. Secondly, I’m all about no bullsh*t all day every day and seeing things as they are. Finally, I’m struggling to validate spending time watching this type of content when I can be investing it in something much more valuable. Warning: BRUTAL HONESTY!
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Watching these 3 creators (and certified trainers) has changed the way I view fitness in several important ways. I’ve stopped bullsh*tting myself and making excuses (e.g. that a Snickers bar is alright if I’m on my period and want something sweet – I was actually destroying my health in every possible way by doing that). I’ve learned about elimination diet (thanks to Swolenormous – thank you, Papa Swolio) and how to relieve pain and tension in the neck with a simple towel in 2 minutes from Jeff Cavaliere (those of you who have a sedentary lifestyle will appreciate this too – I’ll pack this post with links to my favorite videos). Well, and getting yelled at by an angry bold man helps sometimes too (a nod to Every Damn Day Fitness). Let’s roll!
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In this post I want to share some of the most awesome remedies I’ve found for dry and flaky scalp. I would like to specifically point out that I’ll be focusing on only dry and flaky scalp issue -not dandruff. If you aren’t sure which one you have, I’d highly recommend reading this article from Healthline. At first I mistakenly assumed that I had dandruff and started using anti-dandruff products, which further aggrevated the issue of dryness. I’ve researched the hell out of this and finally developed a great routine that helped me. Hopefully this post will help you in some way!
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You might have noticed that in my blog I use quotation marks whenever I say Kibbe ‘body types’. This isn’t me being obsessed with punctuation – this is me being ironic about the whole ‘body type’ thing (oops, I did it again!) referring to Kibbe and how much it doesn’t align with what Kibbe’s Metamorphosis is all about. If you’re interested in Kibbe, this post is for you!
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