I’m ALIVE!(and back)

 

source (2)Hello, my darlings! How are you all doing? I’m BACK!!! I’m sorry for being away so long, but to tell the truth, I was to burn out from all the events we had. So from 19.october till 22.october, we had a very big event called “The Baltic Sunrises” Riga – Stockholm – Riga. It’s a festival/competition that we, the Ukrainian Centre for youth and children in Latvia organize. In those 4 days, we had 4 concerts,  most of the responsibilities (the arty stuff like program and sound )were on me…That’s one of the reasons I had such a big (unplanned)break from blogging.

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We had around 150 guests from Ukraine, Germany, Sweden, and Estonia. I”m so proud of our team, because we did everything amazingly and very profesh! Plus this festival is one of the most talked one in Ukrainian media ever(from our events ). And that makes me so proud!Here you have a little video from the concert

 

Tell me in the comments, How are you all doing? What’s new with you?

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Birthday Book Haul!(a mini one)

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giphy (38)Hello my darlings, how are you all doing? I’m doing amazing. If you didn’t know I love books, A LOT!So it was a logical step to get some for my birthday as a birthday present from me to…me!This time I didn’t get a lot, but I did get some interesting ones. Let’s star!

 

 

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About the book: Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Why I got it: FanGirl is one of my favorite books of all times, but I haven’t got a physical copy. That’s why I was happy to see a Latvian copy for a great price. How you can see the Latvian edition has a different cover than the American one, and I don’t really like it. Definitely not a cover buy for me.

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Such a beautiful image : Jackie Kennedy, 1929-1994

About the book:  A look inside the life of Jackie Kennedy.
Why I got it: This one was a cover buy . I saw this book in the advertisement for our local bookstore and knew that I need to get it. I like how this one has photos in it, that really bring the story to life
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Winter tree

By Ellen Mattson


About the book: Nobody knows Greta Garbo as well as Wendel Berg, 
the girl who has become the stars personal secretary in the 20th century  Hollywood. Wendel keeps Greta safe from attention, helps her sign contracts and deposit money.
 Both of them live, work and travel - with Greta's lover or two. 
Those are the 30's, Greta Garbo's fame boom. 
She plays Anne Kristi, Mata Hari, and Queen Kristina. 
However, she is a prisoner of her glory and dreams of retreat, 
just as Queen Christina departed from the throne.
Why I got it: First, I don’t know a lot about Greta Garbo and I would love to found out more. Second, Can we just talk about the cover? I love it! And Third, the secretary has the same surname as me. I’m excited to read this one
Tell me in the comments, What is on your TBR list right now?
That’s it from me
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500 + Followers aka New Milestone!!!

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Hello, darlings ! Today I just wanted to quickly say thank you for anyone who decided to follow my blog. I can’t believe we are already at this Milestone…500+ FOLLOWERS!!!

giphy (23)If you are new here, Hello my name is Anna. I’m a 23-year old beauty and lifestyle blogger from Latvia. Nice to meet you!

And Again THANK YOU SO MUCH!

 

 

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If you are new here tell me in the comments, How did you find my blog?

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September Favorites! (the 2018 Edition)

 

ff011779f27d01fba508c2bf2c45912fHello, my darlings! It’s the time of hot tea, windy weather and lots of layers…October is here!!! And that means is the time for September Favorites. This September was a rollercoaster for me, I had plans to travel but it sadly didn’t happen. After that, I had a birthday(I’m now 23 years old!), but sadly everyone was busy so no official celebration happened and after that……I got sick, and still am(that’s why I wasn’t posting as much as I would like too)

But now let’s start with the fun part…September Favorites!

Beauty Favorites

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essence #Insta perfect Liquid make up 

I adore this foundation! I love the finish, how well it looks on my face and surprise it’s the perfect color match for me. I did a first impression on this one(you can read it here )definitely check it out!

Skincare Favorites

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express anti-acne remedy by Belkosmex

This does wonder for acne prone skin! Like I’m not kidding, my skin got so much better after using this one. Definitely will buy more!

Favorite Tea

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Loyd Warming tea with Spicy ginger, Lemon and Honey 

Because I am sick right now, this tea is perfect . It has ginger in it and you can feel it very well in your tea. Perfect tea if you have a cold!

Favorite Song

Tell me in the comments, How was your September?

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First Impression: essence #insta perfect liquid makeup

Recently my Instagram is just full of new essence products(all the bloggers I follow are just obsessed with it) and one of those products was the #insta perfect liquid foundation. I got really curious, because I am loving the essence concealers right now and why not to try a new foundation? So I got and bought it . Here are my honest thoughts !

About the product : 

0476546-1The make-up in a practical drop-packaging ensures a matte and flawless complexion. The liquid texture is waterproof and the coverage is buildable drop-by-drop. Nine different shades can be mixed and matched to create the perfect colour for all skin types and are sure to make all

  • Waterproof make-up
  • Nine different shades to combine
  • Buildable for stronger coverage

 

My thoughts :

The Formula and Shade: 4,5/5

 

The shade is perfect for me( I have the shade 10 #cool porcelain ). I’m so happy to have found a foundation that matches my skin perfectly! The coverage is light to medium, but it’s very buildable so you could go to high coverage. I did try 2 different powders (on two different days logically) and I found that it does best with essence powder.

The packaging: 4/5 stars

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The first thing you see how tiny the bottle is, but it’s 30 ml/1.01 fl.oz(the packaging says) the same as an average foundation bottle. I like how easy to take it with you anywhere you go, but I don’t think it will last for long.

Overall: 4/5 stars

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Pros :

  • Lightweight
  • Perfect Colour match (for me)
  • Good Price
  • Compact packaging
  • Buildable coverage

Cons:

  • Works best with other essence products
  • Not wide color range

 I like it! It’s a pretty good foundation for the price. I hope essence will expend the color range soon .

Tell me in the comments, Have you tried this foundation ?

That’s it from me

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Let’s see How my New Year Resolutions are going!

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giphy (36)Hello, my darlings! The summer ended and slowly we are going into autumn, it’s almost the end of the year and I haven’t talked about my update on  New Year Resolutions.  I had almost forgotten that I even wrote it all down, but thanks to some friends and my blog I had a very good reminder (here is the original post). Let me share how they all are going!

 

  • Be More Organised!

This is going pretty good(In my opinion). I found “To Do Lists” work the best for me to be on track and to do more. Sadly my planner got lost somewhere and now I use just a simple notebook.

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  • Be kinder to myself and others 

I would say I’m doing really good with this one. Try to be calmer and kinder to others, but being kinder to myself is hard.

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  • Work more!

In a way …Yes!I do help more around the house and in the business too. But of course, I could work even more.

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  • Eat Healthier

Ahhhh……I do eat a lot of fruits, does it counts? I would say that I need to work on it a little bit more.

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  • Be more active on Instagram

I am better with Instagram, but still, need to work a little bit harder. Sometimes I still forget to post anything for a week.

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Tell me in the comments, How are your New Year resolutions going?

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My Favorite Kpop songs of All Time!

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giphy (30)Kpop is taking over the world literally right now with all the new groups like BTS, Black Pink and Twice. So I thought it would be interesting to talk about some of my favorites Kpop songs of all times, as an “old school “Kpop fan I all of my favorite songs are at least 7 years old and I do remember when they came out and I was so excited (especially U-kiss comebacks where a big deal to me). It’s so funny to see people who made fun of me for liking Kpop and Jrock now jamming out to BTS. Times sure are changing!

Let’s start with fun part, the songs!

BigBang -Tonight

This is literally my favorite song ever,I remember the day it came out, it wasn’t the best day for me, but this did cheer me up so much and from that moment this song always cheers me up even on the “worst “days ever.

2ne1- Can’t Nobody

One of my first and favorite 2ne1 songs ever. It’s just such a badass song and I love it.

SS501-Love Ya

This one is just pure perfection…I love the everything about this song, the music, mood, lyrics .

Beast – Beautiful Night

I love this is such a great song to jam on a Friday night!

Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra

This is one of the legendary kpop dances. Everything about this is such a mood!

4minutes – What’s your name

Dancing Zombies?! Yes , please !I’m listening to this one while I’m writing (and casually singing along ). I really like 4Minute aesthetic, so sad they disbanded.

U-kiss- Dora Dora

Seriously couldn’t decide if to put this song on this lost or “Neverland“, both are just amazing. But I do like this song a little bit better.

T-ara – Roly Poly

The retro feeling in this song is strong and I just love the dance! And it’s catchy, we love a catchy song.

Girls Day – Twinkle Twinkle

Love the cutesie concept of this song. And the song is amazing!

Super Junior – Sorry Sorry

Do I even need to comment on a Super Junior song? Still, remember how I danced the “sorry sorry” part in the summer camp. So many memories…..

 

 

Tell me in the comments, What’s your favorite song right now? Why?

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