Gift Ideas For Him!

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Hello, world! I hope you all are having a great day. Today I want to talk about gifts for your boyfriends/brothers/fathers or just simple guy friends.I will tell you the truth, the most difficult person to buy a present is my brother(seriously I never know what to get him). So I found some pretty cool and interesting gifts I wanted to share, maybe you will get inspired. Let’s start!

 

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Boyue Bros. Anti Theft Backpack

I think this backpack is really cool. The design is very unique, it waterproof, has a lot of space and pockets inside. I like the “anti-theft” thing.Overall a great bag for traveling or school.

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LAORENTOU Genuine Leather Wallet

Everyone needs a wallet. I don’t know what about men’s and leather wallets, but everyone that I know has one or want one, so why not to get them one as a Christmas gift?I really like how this wallet looks and the price is great.Double win for me.

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Christmas Deer knitted Couples Sweater

This is more a gift for your better half.Chrismas is a beautiful and cold time, so why not to get matching sweaters for the perfect Holiday Instagram selfie?It will look so adorable and with such “not in your face ” holiday print you can easily wear it all the time.

Star Wars T-Shirt

Game of Thrones T-Shirt

T-shirts with favorite Tv show/movie/video game is always a great gift for someone who has a deep passion for the particular thing.

 

Tell me in the comments, What are you getting for the men in your life?

That’s it from me

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Favorite Christmas movies

200w_d (1)Hello, my darlings.Can you imagine we are so close to Christmas? Today I want to talk about movies…Christmas movies to be exact. I love to eat cookies, drink cacao and watch Christmas movies in December before Christmas, and I want to share with you all some of my favorites, So let’s start!

 

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Christmas with the Kranks

Finally alone for the holidays, Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) plan to eschew the Christmas traditions and take a cruise in the Caribbean instead. This doesn’t sit well with their Christmas-obsessed neighbors Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Aykroyd) and Walt Scheel (M. Emmet Walsh), who are determined to win the annual “best-decorated street” competition, and the Kranks soon find themselves social outcasts because of their lack of Christmas spirit.

Why I love it: It’s a very funny, light and nice Christmas comedy. We love to watch it together with all the family.Recommend for a little “slice of life” Christmas comedy!

 

 

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Home Alone

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence and that he alone must protect the family home.

Why I love it: Cmon this is a classic. I have so many good childhood memories of this movie, we always watched it on the Christmas day.If you haven’t watch it then I definitely recommend you to see it!!!

 

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The Santa Clause

Divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn’t a dream after all — and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.

Why I love it: It’s such a magical and cute movie, definitely for the whole family.I just love the storyline and the actors …Definitely, a great movie to watch before Christmas or on the Christmas day.

 

Taxi 3

220px-Taxi_3_filmA gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can’t keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, detective Emilien’s wife has just announced that she’s pregnant, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a relationship crisis. After a string of mistakes in which the thieves outsmart the police time and time again with a reporter there to record it all, Daniel and his super-taxi pitch in.

Why I love it: Sometimes all the “magic”  gets too much for me, and this movie is my go to at the holiday season when I want something more action packed but still festive. A great movie,check it out if you like action/comedy movies.

 

Tell me in the comments, What is your favorite Christmas movie?

That’s it from me 

Till next time 

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November Favorites!

Photo by Keilidh Ewan on Unsplash

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Hey guys!Hope you all are having a great day. Another door is opened on our advent calendar …that means we are closer and closer to Christmas!!!Can you feel the holidays coming ?!Ah, I can’t wait.Today I want to talk about my favorite things this November. November was a cold and a little depressing month for me, but at the same time, it was a pretty patriotic and hopefull time (we celebrated Latvian’s independence day in November ).Okay, Let’s start with the fun stuff!

Favorite beauty products

 

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Acnacid 2 in 1 face cream

My face is going crazy(breakouts, dry patches, redness) this past month and this face cream helped with some of the problems.It’s not drying, but doesn’t make my face oily, I really recommend if you have an oily face, but are experiencing dry patches time to time.It’s a great face cream for the price.

 

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RL de Young power hardener

Guys, you can’t imagine how many bad reviews I have read about this nail polish. It’s mind-blowing for me because I like it even more than my favorite essence XXL nail thickener.

Dzintars-Kredo lux Lipstick in the color T76

I love it..I simply love this lipstick!It’s just perfect, creamy and the color is just amazing and looks good on me!

Favorite Tv show

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Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of “Star Trek: Discovery” begins roughly a decade before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission — as portrayed in the original “Star Trek” from the 1960s — and a century before the events of “Star Trek: Enterprise.” The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise’s universe, but never fully explored

 

Favorite book

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Surprise Package: A Bad Boy Christmas Romance

by Kira Blakely

She needs a fiancé for Christmas, so I’ll pretend.
Hard not to when a gorgeous virgin walks into your strip club.
She’s thinks this is an escort service, and that I’m for hire.
Man is she in the wrong place.

Blair is everything I’m not.
Loving. Gentle. Family girl.
I’m rude, arrogant, and do what the fu@k I want.
Right now, I want her.
So, I’ll play the good fiancé.
Tell the family all the right things.
Kiss her in all the right ways.
And when we’re alone?
I’ll claim that sweet innocence.
Make her soul mine and her body tremble.
I don’t want it to end.
And I damn sure didn’t expect to feel this way.
After this, she’ll have more than just memories.
I have a special gift in mind.

All Kira Blakely novels include alphas who know what they want and know how to treat a lady. This is a full length standalone steamy Christmas romance novel. No cheating, no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed happily ever after. 

Favorite Song

 

Tell me in the comments, What are your favorites this November?

That’s it from me 

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Practical Gifts For Bloggers

tenorHello, my Lovelies!Hope you are having a great week. I can’t believe it’s December already, and today we are opening the first door on our advent calendars. Time does fly, right? Today I want to talk about gifts for the blogger in your life(or yourself).We all know that making the best content possible is hard, so I found some very useful(and affordable ) things to make this task a little easier.

Let’s start

Mini Folding Studio

Product description-★ Features 
* Built-in Velcro, easy to setup 
* LED Light powered via a USB Cable 
* Super bright led beads, provide soft & average light 
* Four backdrops(white, black, blue & green)provided, well meet your needs 
* Portable design, easy to store and carry, ideal for you to shoot high 
quality picture for small products

This is a pretty cool and handy thing to have around to take pictures of small products for your blog or Instagram. I really like how compact it is , and the light strip is just perfect for bright and high-quality pictures. Think I will get this “studio” for myself, so look out for a review!

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WILTEEXS 36 LED Portable Clip-on Selfie ring 

Product description: It is convenient to use. You can clip it anywhere.
3 BRIGHTNESS LEVELS: Take selfies anywhere, dark nightclubs, Parties, Camping etc. 
With this selfie Ring Light, we will never have to worry the dark environment again. 
With 3 different levels of brightness, you'll find the perfect lighting needed for your photos.3
6 LONG LASTING LED BULBS: Provides supplemental or side lighting for photography whenever you have low light conditions.
It also helps you to get higher quality pictures and videos when natural light is not available.
Another pretty handy thing to have around when you are taking selfies. I have seen this selfie ring on Instagram a lot, so finding it for such affordable price on Aliexpress is very amazing.A great and affordable gift for the selfie queen or king in your life.
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Bluetooth selfie stick and tripod By Benro

Product Description: This selfie stick and tripod combination are specially designed for smartphone or GoPro video, still, time-lapse, or long-exposure photography.
Key features: Selfie stick
Tabletop tripod
Bluetooth remote
90-degree vertical rotation
95 % compatibility
Adjustable height or length from 180 to 850 mm

Quiet multifunctional product I would say. Lots of possibilities to use it and very handy for any blogger or vlogger out there.Can be used as a selfie stick or a tripod , very cool!

 

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Cute Cartoon Molang Rabbit Journal  2018 

High-quality soft leather cover (removable), feel comfortable, but also waterproof dirt yo.Open the front cover has a small pocket size is about 6.5 * 8cm, you can put some small things, transportation cards are more than enough to go down it ~Open the back cover, has a plastic cover that can be inserted into the pen, and at any time convenient to write.Inside there are two sides in January 2017 to December 2018 calendar.A title page, the last page, a two-year program in different formats, 76-month plan, The remaining 34 horizontal stripes classic plaid, plaid and small squares page blank page, a total of 114.Schedule The dimensions of about 12.2 * 17.3 (cm), is A5,32K size, a thickness of about 1.4cm.
White, pink, blue and green, three-color choice.

Weight: 220g
Page:about 100 sheets (200 pages)

I think everyone needs a journal for the new year, especialy bloggers.All those ideas for new post/video plans or maybe meetings and collabs need to be written somewhere down and a journal/planner is great for that. So if you are not sure about what to get your blogger friend, a planner is a great gift!

 

Tell me in the comments, What do you think would make a great gift for a blogger?

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Blogger Recognition Award

Hello everyone, today I’m here with a new award-The Blogger Recognition Award!Thanks to the fabulous thecourtneeyeve for nominating me, If you haven’t checked out her blog I highly recommend you to do so!

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  2.  Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 5 other bloggers you want to give this award to and comment on each blog to let them now with a link to your award post.

How my blog started:

Okay, this is kind of a long story, but I will try to keep it short. I had a blog before this one, called Anna’s Little Things(with an S ), but after me not being able to blog for half a year (Our computer broke and we weren’t able to get a new one) I deleted it and started a new one after a year. When I started to write in my first I had lots of newbie mistakes, like all this WordPress and blogging stuff for me was so new and unknown.I wasn’t sure of my writing skills as English is not my native language. The beginning was a big struggle inside of me, am I doing enough?Will people like it?Am I doing the biggest mistake of my life putting myself out there?…But after seeing the first likes and comments I felt so great…and I understood that this blogging stuff really makes me happy (and my spelling in English got a lot better ).That’s how I decided to keep doing it and I feel like it’s the best thing I have ever done. I never expected blogging community here would be so welcoming and I enjoy seeing everyone getting to new milestones, It’s so great to see it and be part of it.

Advice for new bloggers:

  1. tenor (4)Don’t be afraid to be yourself.I think many of us have felt like you should be a certain way to be a blogger, but in reality, that’s so far from the truth.People feel when you are not you, so always be yourself and blog about what you want.It’s that simple!
  2. Numbers are not everything. It’s so easy to start chasing the “numbers”(follower count, view count..) and totally forget about why you started it all. Just enjoy what you are doing and don’t think about the numbers.

 

My five nominees are:

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Full Face of Focallure Makeup!

2014 - 1Hello, my lovelies!Hope you all are having a great day. Last week was Latvia’s independence day(I did eat like tons of cake and watch Latvian movies…I regret nothing!).Today I’m back with something really fun…Full face of Focallure makeup (I got a whole kit for birthday) from Aliexpress

How you know I did a first impression post, like a month ago(You can read about it Focallure makeup- First Impressions!here ).Well, let’s start with the fun stuff!

Disclaimer: I'm not a professional makeup artist

Let’s start with my bare face

The first picture is me with a bare face(just moisturizer). The second picture I got my BB cream by Maybelline on(The only non Focallure item I used in this look) ,Ultra-fine light powder in the color No.2 and Sculpting Eyebrow Powder in the color 03(the middle shade of this kit, put it on with the little brush it came)

For the contour(I put it just under my cheekbones) and eye makeup, I used the Natural Color Eyeshadow in the color 03.For the highlight on my cheek, inner corner of the eye and under my brow I used Highlighter Stick in the color 2.Gold.The blush I used was Blusher by Focallure in the color 05.The mascara is Volume Curling Mascara.And the lipstick Velvet Lipstick(Fire Red).

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My finished look 

It does look very dramatic…but in daylight it’s not that intense.

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I really like how it did turn out. I did wear it all day (but switched the lipstick to a more everyday color from Dzintars)and it did stay on.Nothing “moved” or “disappeared”, I didn’t get shine in the t-zone(That’s a big thing for me).I’m very pleased with this kit and the quality of the makeup.

Tell me in the comments, What product of this kit you want to see a full review on?

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Skincare mini haul

giphy (1)Hello beautiful people!I hope you all had a great week.Who else is getting into Christmas mood(or is that just me)? Last week for me was …”fun” one, My old tablet died and I wasn’t able to save any photos or notes from there..that’s why my blog was a little quieter then I would like. But there is no bad without good(old Slavic saying) and my mom(bless her soul) got me a new phone as an early Christmas gift.That’s why I’m back today with a mini skincare haul from my local drugstore that carries brands from Eastern Europe and the “Dzintars” Latvian cosmetic store. Hope you enjoy!

 

 

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Can we just all appreciate the quality of the picture..so much better!

 

So …What I got!

 

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Dr. Sante Cucumber Balance Control.

Mineral Face Mask

Mineral Face Mask is produced by the Ukrainian cosmetic company Elfa for its Dr. Sante Cucumber Balance Control series. The product is formulated with white clay (kaolin). It helps to improve complexion and reduce pore size, making your skin noticeably smoother. The mask regulates sebum secretion and has a matte effect on oily and combination skin.

My thoughts: I have an eye cream from this line, so I did buy this just because I like the cream so much. I like the texture, can’t really say about the effect of using it, you need time for that to show.Overall I like it, and the price is very nice.

 

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Cream All-in-1 Acnacid Reduces Inflammation for Acne 50ml Elfa Pharm

Cream All-in-1
For problematic skin
Shown during the acne and post-acne
It controls the sebaceous glands
Reduces inflammation
For everyday use

My thoughts: It’s not my first time getting this, It’s an okay face cream from acne prone skin.It’s not the best I ever used, but it’s pretty decent for the price.

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Dzintars-Kredo lux Lipstick in the color T76

A wide range of trendy mat and mother-of-pearl shades allows choosing the desired color and stressing your individuality in accordance with your style, taste, and mood. Formula based on natural substances with vitamins and moisturizing ingredients that gives your lips a feeling of comfort. Lipstick Kredo Lux gives lips a moist shine and has a pleasant fruity aroma.

My thoughts: I just am in love with the color(it’s a little darker than my natural lip color) and how it feels on my lips, so creamy.The perfect lipstick for cold weather, your lips will stay hydrated and it does stay on lips for some time.The price is great and the lipstick is good, will buy some more.

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Koķete 5 Perfume

Lily of the valley and velvety violet freshness on the spices and cinnamon background.
Top notes: lily-of-the-valley, violet, jasmine
”Heart” notes: ginger, tiramisu, ylang-ylang
Final notes: cinnamon, amber, coriander
My thoughts: Guys I love this perfume, it’s now one of my favorites.It’s so affordable and it stays on ALL DAY! Everyone is always asking what perfume I use, and the answer is this one!
Tell me in the comments, What is on your skincare wishlist right now and why?
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