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#TipTuesday: Making Shampoo More Gentle, Less Drying

Hello and welcome to #TipTuesday! Every Tuesday I’m publishing a very short yet informative post about skin care, hair care, lifestyle, and beauty! Make sure you follow my blog so that you don’t miss out!

Today’s technique is about a quick and easy way of making the shampoo more gentle on the scalp and hair in seconds!

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Beauty Product Ad Lies I REALLY Wish Were True 😭😭

Don’t we all want to believe in fairytale, even for once? This post is dedicated to all of the promises that beauty product companies make, but can’t keep. All in good fun, but also makes me kind of sad and frustrated 😭😭 Maybe I’ll feel better if I get it off my chest? Let’s hope so and mourn the lies in beauty product advertising 😆

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THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil Review and Ingredients

Finally it’s time to review one of the most popular Korean cleansing oils – The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil – the bestselling cleansing oil that I couldn’t get to love 😭😭😭. It’s become a habit of mine to include a detailed ingredient analysis in all of my skincare product reviews and this review isn’t an exception – I was very curious to research it myself! Let’s start 😊

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Monthly Movie Recap: March 2020 🎥

Hello and welcome! I’m back with my usual monthly movie recap. 17 movies, including an animated TV series, the majority of them fantastic and only a few not so much this month. Let’s get started!

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Since We’re All Stuck At Home… Let’s Bake Cookies!

I remember in Friends TV show Phoebe said that she made the best oatmeal-raisin cookies in the world, but she didn’t make them that often because it ‘would be unfair to other cookies’. This is kind of the relationship I have with these cookies 😂 I love this recipe for how simple it is and the result is superb, but don’t make them that often. This time I made them I decided to photograph the process so I could share it with you. I’ll tell the recipe in detail, so less talk – more action!

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#TipTuesday: Ponytail, Half Updo, and Bun Technique

Hello and welcome to #TipTuesday! Every Tuesday I’m publishing a very short yet informative post about skin care, hair care, lifestyle, and beauty! Make sure you follow my blog so that you don’t miss out!

This Tuesday I’m sharing a foolproof method of determining where to put a ponytail or bun to make the hairstyle the most flattering, so let’s start right away!

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7 Things I Wish I Stopped Sooner

Hello beauties 💖 🌼 Today I’ve decided to focus on a bit more personal topic and share the things I wish I stopped sooner. It surely feels damn good to realize that I was able to make the changes I’ll talk about, and yet sometimes I’m struggling to quit feeling regret about all the time and effort I’ve wasted doing these things! Without further ado, let’s get started!

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#TipTuesday: Fragrance application secret

Hello and welcome to the new series on my blog – #TipTuesday! Every Tuesday I’ll be publishing a very short yet informative post about skin care, hair care, lifestyle, and beauty! Make sure you follow my blog so that you don’t miss out!

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How To Eat Less Sugar: My 5 Tried-And-True Strategies

After I’ve done elimination diet (you can read full post all about it here) I’ve found out that processed white sugar wreaks havoc on my body, especially when I eat a lot of it on a daily basis. My skin starts looking extremely dull and dehydrated, I get small irritation spots on my cheeks, develop sleep issues and fatigue, and gain water weight. Once I cut sugar out, I go back to normal within a week.

I won’t be talking about ‘avoiding’ or ‘cutting down’ on sugar and foods that are high in sugar – these ‘tips’ are frankly useless. ‘Stop drinking soda’ won’t help you – you know already that soda isn’t healthy. I’ll tell you my personal legit and practical strategies that really work for me and help me minimize sugar intake. As always, no bullsh*t here. Let’s start!

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7 Sneaky Ways Clothing Brands Cut Costs and Why You Need To Know Them

So the other day I’ve been going through Zara clothing rack and the quality of many items I’ve looked at seemed very subpar, especially for that price tag.

I don’t have a problem with affordable brands for low quality – they don’t charge that much for their items. It’s the brands that offer poor quality at high prices that really frustrate me as a consmer. That’s not to say that Zara and other brands in this market offer only poor quality items or that I’ve gotten only negative things to say about these companies – it’s their business strategy and their decision, same as it is my consumer decision to buy them or not. I’m writing this post because I’m convinced that consumers deserve the best quality for their money. Here’s a list of 7 common things that brands save money on and basically make customers pay more than the item needs to cost. Let’s start!

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ETUDE HOUSE Moistfull Collagen Facial Toner Review And Full Ingredient Analysis

It’s finally time to devote a post to this toner from my favorite K-beauty skincare line – ETUDE HOUSE Moistfull Collagen Facial Toner. As you might know from my post about 5 game-changing skin care strategies, toner is an absolute must-have item in my skin care routine. This kind of toner is meant to hydrate the skin and help other products that go on top penetrate the skin better. In this review I’ll tell you about my experience after using this toner for around 6 months and describe what each ingredient in this product is there for. Let’s start!

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Monthly Movie Recap: February 2020 🎥

Hello and welcome to the new post category of my blog – monthly movie recap! I’ve made full reviews for a few movies, but there’s many more that I watch, but don’t write full posts about them for one reason or another, which is why I decided to introduce this format. I got this idea from a chat I’ve had in the comment section to my post about Motherless Brooklyn movie with the gorgeous fellow blogger from ASpooniesMakeupBag (check her blog out – she’s extremely talented!) – thank you for inspiration, darling 💕 In these posts I’ll go through the movies I watch during the month and this will be my way of making a movie diary and recording my impressions and feelings about different films. I’m also incredibly excited to share my thoughts with you and hear from you about the movies I’ll post about!

By the way, there will never be any spoilers in these recaps!

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10 Chic And Elegant Items That Take Any Outfit To Another Level w/Examples

One of the best compliments I’ve ever received referred to my sense of style. Being complimented on the sense of style in a way means that you’ve cracked a secret code to dressing yourself in a flattering way. It also means that you’ve discovered what works for you and doesn’t as well as learned how to mix and match different items and colors in an outfit. Well, I have grandiose plans for discussing colors here on my blog, but for now I’d like to make a quick list of items that work beautifully on literally anyone and take any outfit to another level of ‘stylish’ and ‘chic’. Let’s begin!

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5 Ways How I Deal With The ‘Wardrobe Graveyard’

It happens to everyone – clothes just sitting in the wardrobe, sad, and almost never worn. It can be a couple of items or a whole bunch of them – it’s not the key issue about it. To me, it’s always been the feeling of frustration and guilt of witnessing all of my unsuccessful purchases not working for me, not giving me any value-per-wear, and being useless. The wardrobe graveyard is always a waste of money, time, and space. I’ve posted before about how capsule wardrobe didn’t work for me, so you can imagine that my wardrobe isn’t minimalistic at all – I like all kinds of items, which makes the issue even more frustrating because my items of clothing don’t go together very easily. Despite these challenges, I’ve come up with my own 5 strategies to keep the ‘wardrobe graveyard’ problem at bay. These strategies don’t involve dividing all the clothes into ‘yes’, ‘ no’, and ‘maybe’ piles or ‘if you haven’t worn an item over the past year, it has to go’, but practical long-term solutions. Let me share them with you, dear readers ❤️

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Have You Found Your Perfect Red Lip? w/Examples

“Heels and red lipstick will put the fear of God into people” – Dita Von Teese

“There is a shade of red for every woman” – Audrey Hepburn

Red lipstick is very iconic. Somehow it’s become so iconic that now it’s borderline intimidating to many women though. Some think that their lips are too thin for red lipstick or that the classic Old Hollywood style red lips just live a life of their own, separate from their face. Today I’ve decided to debunk all of these myths and give you solid ideas on how you can find your own shade and style of red lips. Let’s start!

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5 Game-Changing Korean Skincare Strategies That Have Transformed My Skincare Routine

K-beauty has definitely boomed worldwide in recent years. A decade ago I couldn’t get any Korean skincare products in stores and even online it was pretty difficult, while today I can order even one item from a K-beauty store based in Seoul and it’ll be delivered to my doorstep within 2 weeks and get a bunch of free samples on top of that (see my Jolse K-beauty store unboxing & review #1, #2). Btw, my blog doesn’t contain any sponsored posts/affiliate links – all of my content is just me sharing my experience & thoughts.

When I first got curious about K-beauty, I’ve read a lot of different reviews, starting from ones that praised the ususual yet miracle-making ingredients like snail slime and ending with horror stories about how Korean skincare is truly only good long-term for Asian skin because different ethnicities have different skin processes (the proof that this is a goofy idea is what I see in the mirror every day).

Long story short, as K-beauty grew immensely popular and easily accesible, I’ve discovered a lot of different skincare strategies that have completely transformed my own skincare routine. I can’t say with 100% confidence that these strategies are inherently Korean, but K-beauty information universe is where I found them. Now without further ado, let’s get right into it!

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12 Common and Not-So-Common Ways To Use Aloe Vera Gel

In my previous post about the MISSHA Premium Aloe Soothing Gel Review & Analysis of ALL Ingredients I mentioned I’d tell more about how I use aloe vera gels in my skincare, so this is what this post is all about!

Aloe vera gel is definitely a staple in my skincare product arsenal – you’ll see why when you read this post. The ways to use aloe vera gels are numerous thanks to the amazing skin healing and rejuvenating properties of aloe vera plant juice and extracts as well as the lightweight texture of the product. Let’s get started!

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others: 5 Practical Tips

You, whoever you are reading this, are amazing. And nope, I don’t mean it in a cheesy way – I truly believe that every person has something unique and valuable to offer to the world. I am convinced that everyone needs to embrace who they are and always compare themselves to themselves as they were yesterday – not other people.

I would be silly of me to deny the evolutionary benefit of comparing ourselves to others. As social animals, we learn all kinds of things by comparing ourselves to others, however when this natural reaction becomes the reason why you feel inferior to other people and lose faith in yourself, something needs to be done.

Here are 5 practical tips (can’t stand those ‘just try to focus on what you like about yourself’ advice) how to stop comparing yourself to others in a way that causes you stress and harms your confidence.

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Icons: Eartha Kitt. Survivor. (UPDATED)

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma”
— Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt. I think the words ‘unstoppable force’ and ‘survivor’ are the first thing that comes to mind when I read about her, see her performances, or watch her interviews. For me, she’s the one who leaves all role models behind with her perseverance, grit, energy, honesty, courage, and spirit. Her unique and powerful energy is obvious even from the way she performed in shows and movies same as in her photographs. This post is a tribute to this admirable and fascinating woman.

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Empowering Songs For Women & By Women That’ll Make You Feel Like a Badass

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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Why Happiness Isn’t The Ultimate Goal And It’s Okay

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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Dita Von Teese: 5 Things That Make Her An Icon

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.

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#TipTuesday: Concealer technique for covering dark circles

Hello and welcome to #TipTuesday! Every Tuesday I’m publishing a very short yet informative post about skin care, hair care, lifestyle, and beauty! Make sure you follow my blog so that you don’t miss out!

Today’s technique is about the most efficient yet very simple strategy to cover dark circles. It’ll be especially useful for people with mature skin and fine lines around the eyes. Let’s start!

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5 Very Random Facts About Me

Hello and welcome 💖 It’s been 4 months and 4 days since I’ve published my first post on this blog and I think it’s a perfect opportunity for me to make a post like this to let you get to know me a bit more. These are things I’d talk about to a friend about over a cup of coffee. So here we go – 5 very random facts about me!

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Why So Many Women Want To Be Theatrical Romantic (and Soft Dramatic) Image ID: Kibbe System

A million dollar question, but answer without thinking: which image ID in Kibbe system is the first that comes to mind when you think ‘sexy’? Chances are your answer is ‘Theatrical Romantic’ or ‘Soft Dramatic’. I think it’s important to reveal the reasons why this image identities are stereotypically considered as the most appealing ones in order to move on from these stereotypes. Let’s start!

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