delicious oatmeal recipe
Cuisine

EASY AND DELICIOUS OATMEAL RECIPE

This delicious and super easy to make oatmeal recipe has become my absolute favorite breakfast. And it is very Instagrammable also. 😉

I would separate this recipe into three parts: the oatmeal, the homemade (no added sugar) berries jam and the topping.

THE OATMEAL

Here are the ingredients for the oatmeal (2 servings):

  • Oats – 10 tbsp
  • Water – just enough to cover the oats; adjust along the way.
  • Salt – a pinch (they say it enhances the flavor)
  • Chia seeds – 2 tsp
  • Flax seeds – 2 tsp
  • Cocoa – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 tsp
  • Banana – 1, diced

How to make:

Add the oats, water and a pinch of salt to a saucepan and start stirring. Be very careful, because the mixture tends to stick to the pan. The good thing is that the oats absorb the water really fast, so it does not take long to prepare. Then add the chia seeds, the flax seeds, cocoa, cinnamon, and mix well. Cut a banana in small pieces and add it to the mixture, in order for it to caramelize and provide a creamier texture. After the oats have cooked (they should look soft, creamy and homogeneous), your base for the oatmeal recipe is ready.

THE BERRIES JAM

For the berries jam I got inspired by this video from Pick Up Limes, it features other cool recipes, so make sure to also check that out. Here are the three ingredients:

  • Frozen berries – 1 cup
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Chia seeds – 1 tbsp

How to make:

I prepare this jam in a frying pan. All you have to do is add frozen berries of choice in the frying pan over medium heat, let them cook for a while, add the juice of a lemon or half a lemon, depending on how much jam you want to prepare. I would say half a lemon is enough, since the berries will also release a lot of moisture. After the berries are not frozen anymore, add a tablespoon of chia seeds. The seeds will absorb the liquid, become gooey and will give the jam a thicker, more homogeneous consistency. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes, then serve hot or cold.

THE TOPPING

This is my favorite part. 😄 As you can see in the picture, here are the things I use for decorating the oatmeal, plus some additional ideas:

  • Coconut flakes
  • Banana slices
  • The homemade berries jam
  • Peanut butter
  • A drizzle of honey (optional)
  • Seeds
  • A dash of cinnamon or cocoa

This recipe is super healthy and delicious, high in fiber and protein, it features natural and very accessible ingredients, and it has roughly 350 calories (oatmeal + jam + coconut flakes topping). The oats will keep you full for a long time, and the seeds will provide the Omega-3 fatty acids you need for a healthy heart. The berries chia jam is a lot healthier than a regular jam, made with white sugar, and it still tastes absolutely delicious. Also, both the seeds and the jam are high in antioxidants which fight free radicals and help slowing down the aging process.

If you want to have this oatmeal recipe to-go, or if you don’t have time to prepare it right before you go to work or school, I have an equally delicious alternative. In my 5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR, DAY 2 article you can find my overnight chocolate oatmeal recipe. All you have to do is prepare it before going to bed, leave it in the fridge overnight, open and serve the next day.

I guarantee you guys will enjoy this amazing breakfast / desert / best meal ever, so make sure to try it out and send me your pics! I would love to see your creations and get inspired from your ideas. 🙂

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Cuisine, Health, Living Green

PINA COLADA SMOOTHIE RECIPE

BACK WITH A DELICIOUS PINA COLADA SMOOTHIE RECIPE!

Since so many of you guys appreciated my delicious Mojito smoothie recipe, I have decided to also share with you my new pina colada smoothie recipe!

I have always been a huge fan of pineapple. 😁 I love adding it to fruit salads or even eating it straight out of the can. Therefore, in order to keep things interesting, I have decided to also add it to my smoothies. This is how this recipe was born, and believe me guys, I was simply mind blown by how delicious it is!

Without further ado, here is the recipe for two (big) servings:

Ingredients:

  • 500ml Alpro coconut milk
  • 2 bananas
  • Dole pineapple, half a can
  • Chia seeds, about 1tbsp
  • Oats, 1&1/2 tbsp
  • Coconut shreds, 1 tbsp

Blend and enjoy!

You can adjust the texture to your liking. Add more bananas or oats in order to make it thicker, and more coconut milk or even filtered water to make it more fluid. As far as I am concerned, I prefer a thicker, creamier version. You can have it for desert or as a snack whenever you feel the need for something sweet.

I have specified the exact brands that I have used (Alpro and Dole) because I want to make sure that you will get the exact same taste if you try the recipe. I once used a different pineapple brand in one of my recipes, and the taste was noticeably different. But feel free to adjust the ingredients however you like. 🙂

Benefits:

  • Bananas, pineapple, chia seeds and oats are all high in antioxidants
  • The potassium in the banana helps keep your heart and brain healthy
  • The pineapple is known to help reduce bloating
  • Chia seeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids which help prevent heart disease
  • Oats help reduce cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels

Now, guys, you must try this pina colada smoothie recipe, it is just MIND BLOWING! If you love the pineapple flavor, then you will simply adore this exotic, creamy deliciousness. And don’t forget about all the added health benefits! Make sure to try it out, and if you do, send me your pictures and tag me at @alexandra_bulac! It would make me really excited to know that you are enjoying this healthy and delicious desert!

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Fashion

SILVERLIGHT – PHOTO SHOOTING IN BUCHAREST

The University Square (Piața Universității) has become one of my favorite places for a photo shooting in Bucharest. Maddie and I took these pictures in October, and I am super excited to finally share them with you!

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Cuisine, Places

BEST SUSHI IN BUCHAREST

ARGENTINE STEAK & SUSHI – THE BEST SUSHI IN BUCHAREST

This is one of the best places that I have ever been to, so I just have to review it here on the blog.
If you are following me on Instagram, then you probably already know that I have visited the restaurant on Friday. And the first thing that I can tell you is that they have the best sushi in Bucharest, at least from what I have tasted so far.

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Cuisine, Living Green

BEST QUINOA WITH VEGGIES RECIPE

I am back with this DELICIOUS quinoa with veggies recipe!
Yesterday was the first time I tried it, and I was amazed at how delicious it is. All I did was: open my fridge, see what’s in there, and start cooking! Some tomatoes, zucchini, lots of onions, some quinoa… Let’s see what we can make out of these. 🙂

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Mojito Smoothie
Cuisine, Health, Living Green

DELICIOUS MOJITO SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Yesterday I have created / tested something new: a delicious Mojito Smoothie recipe!

I was inspired by this article about immune boosting smoothies. I have never used lemon in a smoothie, and I was really intrigued by the idea, so I decided to give it a try! And this is how I ended up with my new favorite Mojito Smoothie!

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Fashion

FADED – PHOTO SHOOTING AT AFI COTROCENI

This is the second part of our photo shooting at Afi Cotroceni, from the first day of the 5 DAYS OF FASHION challenge. I have already published the first part of the project a while ago, under 5 DAYS OF FASHION – DAY 4: SHOPPING DAY. I have received incredible feedback on those pictures, both on my blog and Instagram. Thank you guys so much for your support, your insights really help us a lot! 😃

Photos: Mădălina Spoială

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5 DAYS WITHOUT SOCIAL MEDIA – STARTING NOW!

5 DAYS WITHOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

NO FACEBOOK, NO WHATSAPP, NO MESSENGER, NO LINKEDIN, NO MAIL, NO INSTAGRAM.

FOR 5 DAYS. STARTING TODAY AT 12:00.

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5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR – DAY 5

Here we are, at the end of another 5 DAYS CHALLENGE!

You may be surprised to find out that this one was actually easier than the 5 DAYS OF FASHION CHALLENGE, a lot less exhausting. Obviously, that is because I got to live my normal life and not struggle to go out every evening after work. 😅

I wanted 5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR to be a chiller challenge, with less vlogging and more straightforward information, no fancy pictures and daily updates about how to eat healthy. (But don’t worry, vlogging will be back really soon.)

Impressions

In the first day of the 5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR challenge I wrote that I am not sure if I am going to be able to complete it. Today, I can only say that it was unbelievably easy!

I may be a sugar addict. I was. Maybe I still am. Many of us definitely are, without even noticing it. I have tried to quit sugar for good several times, and only succeeded to do it for 3 consecutive days at most. But after that I would start to feel an actual, physical need for something sweet. Smokers may relate to this.

I am still surprised at how easy it was for me to stay away from sugar for 5 days. It was so easy that I can’t even feel proud of myself, haha. 😆 Now I dare you to take on this challenge! And even try to surpass me, if you can. Keep me posted on your progress and I’m always here to help and provide tips and support!

Today’s menu:

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5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR, DAY 4

I’ll admit, I felt a bit of a sugar craving during DAY 4, but I got myself an orange juice and fixed it. Let me share with you some secrets on how to avoid snacking on unhealthy stuff:

  1. Eat enough on your main meals, so that you don’t feel the need to snack later.
  2. Always have healthy snacks with you (fruits, nuts, delicious homemade chocolate oatmeal) so that you don’t turn to the vending machine whenever the cravings strike.
  3. Research delicious healthy snacks (oatmeal, smoothies, fruit salads) – be creative! Knowing that, after the lunch break at work, I get to eat my oatmeal, makes me super, super excited! Find healthy alternatives that get you excited, and you won’t even have the time for other unhealthy stuff!

 

Here’s what I ate during DAY 4:

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5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR, DAY 3

Who would have thought that it can be so easy to avoid sugar, and that there are so many food options out there? I am really having a lot of fun experimenting with so many delicious, processed sugar free meals and snacks, and I totally recommend you to also try this out, at least for 2-3 days! 😃

If you want more food inspo, make sure to check out what I ate during DAY 1 and DAY 2 of the 5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR CHALLENGE!

Here’s my DAY 3 menu:

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5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR, DAY 2

Wow, this is going a lot better than I expected! It’s already the third day of the challenge and I don’t have any noticeable sugar cravings so far – which is pretty unusual for me, I have to admit.

I have found out that one of the secrets is to eat a lot on your main meals, so that you feel full and don’t feel the need to snack on unhealthy stuff later.

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5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR, DAY 1

5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR, Day 1 went incredibly well, without noticeable sugar cravings, and delicious sugar-free meals and snacks. Here’s a short recap of yesterday’s menu:

*I do intermittent fasting, so I don’t eat anything before 12:00 at noon. That is why you won’t find any “BREAKFAST” section below.

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5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR CHALLENGE

5 DAYS WITHOUT SUGAR, STARTING TODAY!

This makes me pretty nervous, because it is the first challenge where I’m not actually sure if I’m gonna succeed or not. But I do have high expectations.

I’m gonna make it.

As you have probably seen if you are following me on Instagram, this weekend I went on a short trip and I have broken many of my culinary rules (no sugar, no pasta ARRIBA bring it all).

So I have decided I need a detox. And by “detox” I don’t mean drinking fancy expensive juices which promise to turn me into a vegetable. I mean eating healthy and giving up on things which affect me in a negative way (sugar, refined carbs, unhealthy snacks). Continue reading

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5 DAYS OF FASHION – CONCLUSIONS

Living the life of a fashionista

I remember writing the article announcing the beginning of this series, and I can’t really believe it’s already over. It feels like so little time has passed, yet so many things have happened. Lots of videos, pictures and fashionable activities.

The purpose of this whole experiment was, I repeat, self-discovery. I wanted to live the life of a fashionista, and I did! 😀 I chose not to wait until “I have the money” or until “I’ll have more time”, I chose to do it now. Because that’s how things happen – in the now. Not in the future nor in the past. If you want to do something, do it now. Because tomorrow will be just like today and just like the day after and the day after and the day after. Nothing will change. You must change things.

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5 DAYS OF FASHION – DAY 4: SHOPPING DAY

Almost there…

This whole fashion week has been a lot more intense than I’ve expected, a lot of things have happened, I have learned so many lessons and I have pushed myself outside my comfort zone every single day. Which is why, again, I recommend all of you to also join me in this challenge, or any challenge of your choice.

The thing that made it so intense for me was also the fact that I have made it public, so I had an extra reason to stick to it. Maybe if I would have kept this experiment for myself, I wouldn’t have gotten to the fourth day and I wouldn’t have done so many things related to it. I am really glad that I have taken this decision, thank you so much everybody for being with me! I have received so much support from you guys, and I am extremely grateful for that! 😀

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5 DAYS OF FASHION – DAY 3: MOVIE NIGHT

Wow, we’re halfway there!

Today was a beautiful day, super productive and fashionable. I have managed to do everything that I had in plan (which you will see in the checklist below), and I am really enjoying every moment of it, this experiment is an amazing way to discover what I like and what I don’t like. 🙂

Of course, I can’t go to fashion shows or restaurants every day, especially because I have a full-time job, but I am doing my best to do as many “fashionable” things I can during one day – wear makeup, style my hair, plan my outfits, go out, take a lot of pictures, be super active on social media and so on. I hope you guys are enjoying this as much as I do, and thank you s much for joining me in this experiment, for watching and for voting on my Instagram stories!

Below you’ll find the daily recap, if you have any comments, please leave them in the comments section or on Facebook and Instagram!

Time for some Gossip Girl! 😀

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5 DAYS OF FASHION – DAY 2: WORKING DAY

Day 2 was a bit milder than the first one, because it was not only about fashion, but work also. I have checked a lot of items on my list, you’ll see it below, and it was an overall productive and fashionable day. 😀

After the daily recap from below, you will find some pictures that Maddie and I shot last summer. I never got the chance to share them with you, and I am super excited because I have started to see such a huge improvement, both for Maddie as a photographer and for me as a model, after looking at old pictures versus new ones.

I leave you with the 5 DAYS OF FASHION – DAY 2 RECAP and the photo shooting, and see you tomorrow for day 3 of the challenge! 🙂

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5 DAYS OF FASHION – DAY 1: SHOOTING DAY

Wow, this day was intense.

First of all, if you haven’t seen my Instagram stories, make sure to check them out daily. I am going to post all the live updates there.

Before sharing with you the recap, I would like to write a few words about this whole challenge.

Five days like a fashion girl

The purpose of this experiment is self-discovery, that is why, on my Instagram story, I have also encouraged you to do it. I have decided to live five days like a fashion girl in order for me to find out what it actually feels like, and whether I like it, or not.

So far, I can say that I’m really enjoying it. But there are 4 more days to come, so  who knows what’s gonna happen next.

My main problem regarding sharing this personal experiment with you was the part where I had to film myself talking about it. At first I have hesitated a lot, because I was so worried about what people would say about me if I do this. And then I realized that, if everybody cared about what others think about them, then we would all be the same, doing the same things and obeying all the rules, whether we like them or not. Continue reading

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5 DAYS OF FASHION! – STARTING TOMORROW

*Drumrolls*

Allow me to introduce to you: “5 DAYS OF FASHION”, a series / personal experiment that I have been wanting to do for a super long time.

Long story short: in the following five days I am going to live like a fashionista. What do I mean by that? Well: pretty outfits every day, lots of makeup, shopping sessions, Starbucks, taking lots of pictures to show everybody how pretty I am… all that jazz.

And I am going to document everything for you, on my Instagram and blog, of course.

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SAVE THE PLANET: REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES

GLASS REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES

I always use glass reusable water bottles instead of plastic bottles. I bought mine from a supermarket for around 10 RON (2,46 USD), and I have been using it for months! 🙂

 

Why should you use a glass water bottle?

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SAVE THE PLANET: RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLES!

PLASTIC BOTTLES

It is preferable not to use them at all, but if you really don’t have a choice, you can at least make sure that you recycle plastic bottles after use.

Why? Because if you don’t, one of two things will happen:

  1. That piece of plastic that you just threw away may get into the ocean and be swallowed by a poor marine animal, who thus will suffer a painful and unnecessary death.
  2. You may unwillingly swallow pieces of it, possibly coming from the same source mentioned above.

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Events, Motivation, Tips & Tricks

De ce merge lumea la master?

Scriu acest articol deoarece ieri am susținut examenul de licență iar acum pot spune în sfârșit că s-a terminat facultatea. Nu voi vorbi despre cum a fost, ci despre care ar fi următorul pas: masterul.
De ce merge lumea la master?

 

 

V-am lăsat câteva secunde să răspundeți, și sunt sigură că peste 90% dintre voi v-ați gândit la un raspuns de genul: “Păi na, e bine să ai și o diplomă de master, cine știe când îți trebuie” sau “Așa e mersul lucrurilor, așa se face”.

8% probabil au răspuns: “Îmi trebuie pentru job / vreau să devin profesor/cercetător”, iar restul de 2%: “Sunt pasionat și vreau să învăț mai multe.”

Acum citiți din nou toate răspunsurile și spuneți-mi ce părere aveți, deoarece pe mine mă șochează faptul că variantele pentru 2% și 90% sunt astfel, și nu INVERS.

Acum vă voi spune, după părerea mea, care sunt motivele pentru care o persoană ar trebui să facă master:

  • Dacă ești super pasionat de ceea ce faci și vrei să înveți mai multe și să obții și o diplomă care să ateste abilitățile tale
    SAU
  • Dacă ai mare nevoie de bani iar jobul pe care ți-l dorești necesită o diplomă de master
    SAU
  • Dacă pur și simplu nu ai un lucru mai bun de făcut cu viața ta, și îți dorești încă doi ani în care cineva să îți spună ce să faci, în loc să îți iei viața în propriile mâini și să faci ceea ce îți dorești TU.

Acum, punctele slabe din teoriile de mai sus sunt următoarele:

  • Câți dintre voi pot afirma că NU s-ar descurca să învețe ceea ce își doresc, de pe Internet, fără o facultate? – eu aș zice că puțini, dar vă rog să mă contraziceți dacă greșesc
  • Dacă ești BUN în ceea ce faci, diploma de master / licență are ZERO valoare. De ce ar alege o companie pe cineva cu 2 diplome, dar care are minimul de cunostințe în domeniu, în detrimentul unei persoane fără facultate, dar care știe să facă orice i s-ar cere, are numeroase proiecte personale la activ și este sincer pasionat de ceea ce face?
  • Cel de-al treilea caz implică o discuție mai elaborată:

Recent am început să mă gândesc la felul în care noi, oamenii, facem majoritatea lucrurilor pentru că “așa se face”.

Mergem întâi la școală, apoi la liceu, 4 ani de facultate, 2 de master (pentru că degeaba ai diplomă de licență dacă nu ai și master, nu? Degeaba ai terminat 4 ani dacă nu ai terminat 6) după care fuga la job. Când să mai ai timp să îți urmezi visul, sau să îl descoperi, în cazul în care nu ai făcut-o încă? DE CE să mai ai timp să îți urmezi/descoperi visul? Corporațiile au nevoie de muncitori. Lumea are nevoie de oi docile care să facă ce li se cere, nu CE VOR. De ce să muncească Ionel pentru el când poate să muncească pentru Microsoft sau Google sau sau.

De ce să gândim pentru noi când pot să ne spună alții ce să facem? Noi trebuie doar să facem lucruri pentru că “așa se face, acesta este mersul lucrurilor, asta e viața și nu ai cum s-o schimbi”.

NU.

Oamenii nu au curaj, sau le este lene, să își ia viața în propriile mâini și să ia decizii pentru ei înșiși, în loc să aștepte să le dea altcineva comenzi. De ce? Deoarece este ușor să pui responsabilitatea vieții tale pe umerii altei persoane. Dacă ești nefericit, nu e vina ta, ci a societății în care trăim!
Dacă viața ta merge prost, nu e vina ta, ci a șefului!
Dar s-a gândit cineva vreodată că un job înseamnă de fapt “dă-mi bani și ceva de făcut – orice, nu contează dacă îmi place sau nu – și sunt al tău.”…?

Vă dați seama câți posibili mari pictori sau cântăreți sau arhitecți sau bucătari sau scriitori se pierd, doar pentru că societatea ne împinge pe toți în aceeași direcție – școală, facultate, job, pensie – în loc să aibă fiecare libertatea să facă un lucru care îl pasionează? Și când spun libertate, mă refer la libertatea psihologică, proprie, din sufletul fiecărei persoane. Deoarece cu toții avem libertate fizică. Nu ne ține nimeni legați de scaunele facultății sau ale corporației, ci noi înșine ne ținem legați în lanțuri grele de “Dar ce o să zică mama? Ce o să zică bunica? Ce vor crede prietenii mei dacă renunț la facultate și încep să pictez?”

Mă gândeam și în cazul meu, și probabil al multora, la felul în care tocmai am terminat facultatea (de nici 24 de ore), cu toții ne bucurăm că în sfârșit am terminat și acum avem libertatea deplină pe care temele și proiectele și examenele ne-o limitau. Și cu toate acestea ne grăbim să ne angajăm în încă doi ani făcând aceleași lucruri de care abia am așteptat să scăpăm, pentru a ne asigura următorii 40 de ani într-un loc de care cu toții vom aștepta cu nerăbdare să scăpăm și să ieșim la pensie. Și abiaa acum că ai ieșit la pensie vei avea și tu timp să faci ceea ce îți dorești, că na, toată viața n-ai avut când, ai avut școală și facultate și master și job.

Să mai zic altceva?????????

 

Sper că acest articol v-a prezentat o perspectivă pe care nu ați luat-o în considerare până acum. Și sper să vă dea curajul să luați o decizie corectă pentru pacea voastră sufletească. Eu așa am făcut. 🙂

Știu că probabil unii dintre voi ați găsit probleme în acest articol, cum ar fi “da dar familia mă obligă să fac master și să lucrez” sau “nu pot să fac ceea ce îmi place deoarece trebuie să merg la job”, așa că vă invit pe fiecare în parte la o discuție să combatem împreună toate obstacolele care stau în calea visurilor voastre. Știți unde mă găsiți. 🙂

 

Alexandra

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LASH BOTOX AT MARY’S TRICKS

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Lash Botox

Din întâmplare am auzit despre Lash Botox. Nu am fost niciodată o împătimită a procedurilor de beauty. Manichiura cu gel, extensiile de gene, părul vopsit – toate acestea nu m-au atras niciodată, în ciuda numeroaselor rezultate frumoase pe care le-am observat la alte fete de-a lungul timpului.

I have never been a huge fan of beauty procedures. Lash extensions, hair coloring, gel nails – all of these never sparked my interest, regardless of how many beautiful results I have seen at other girls throughout the years.

Cu toate acestea, am fost destul de entuziasmată în momentul în care Mariana, a.k.a Mary, m-a contactat. Ea m-a invitat la salonul ei, Mary’s Tricks, pentru procedurile de Henna Brows și Lash Botox. Am spus, de ce nu? Este oportunitatea perfectă pentru a vedea despre ce este vorba! Voi putea descoperi dacă mi-ar plăcea cu adevărat sau nu.

But I have to admit that I was really excited when Mariana, a.k.a Mary from Mary’s Tricks contacted me. She invited me to her beauty salon for the Lash Botox and Henna Brows procedures. I said, why not? It is the perfect oportunity to see what it is all about! I would find out if I really like it or not.

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Motivation, Tips & Tricks

GAIN MORE FOLLOWERS?

Who do you want to be

Lately I have been thinking about my journey and where I am headed in life. Unsurprisingly, I was not able to find a clear answer to this question. But that is not what this post is about. To continue, I have been thinking about this field that I have adventured into, this whole social media / influencer marketing domain. I have tried to put myself into the shoes of the regular 100K+ followers influencer. Because that is the goal of this job, right? Gain as many followers as possible. Make money out of collaborations and become more and more famous. This is where it gets you.

Who are they?

I do – or at least I did – follow a lot of such girls. We all know the story: perfect selfies, expensive clothes, exotic vacations, and so on. These are the people who have the perfect lives, everybody wants to be like them. I also once wanted to be like them. Continue reading

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Fashion

ROYAL BLUE FALL FASHION MOOD BOARD

Hey guys! First of all, I would like to thank you for all the love that you showed towards my latest fashion article! I am extremely grateful for all your comments and messages!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I mostly wear black or neutral tones ( white, nude, denim ) sometimes paired with one element which brings a pop of color to the outfit. Your comments made me think about the fact that I really do not own so many colorful clothes, which is why I have challenged myself to bring more color to my wardrobe.

Since so many of you guys have complimented the dress that I was wearing in last week’s Fashion post, I have decided to make an inspirational board in case you also want to integrate brighter colors in your outfits. We shall begin, of course, with royal blue, because I personally find it pretty difficult to create an outfit around this color. Below you can find the mood board that I have created for you, I hope it will inspire you to wear more colorful clothes, at least from time to time. 😛 Continue reading

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Tech

APP OF THE MONTH: DUOLINGO

Hey there, guys! How are you doing? I hope you are having an amazing Sunday wherever you are. No holiday for me today, cuz’ I have decided to start a new series called “App of the month”. I will review and share with you the app that I have used and loved the most in the past few weeks.

As I have mentioned in my first ever motivational post, people usually waste a lot of time on their phones. Which kind of makes sense from a certain point of view. There are many moments of inactivity during a person’s day. Whether you are waiting on a line, or you are on your commute, or you just want to take a break from work. Your phone is always on hand, ready to keep you busy.

It hurts me so much to think about how many people play Candy Crush or other pointless & time wasting games in their free time. Because they do not realize that they are just giving away their time, for nothing.

After I have posted the previously mentioned article on the blog, one of my readers asked me what language learning app I would recommend to her. The app that I have been using in the past two years is, as you might have guessed, Duolingo. Continue reading

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Beauty, Tips & Tricks, Travel

TRAVEL MAKEUP BAG MUST HAVES

As promised in last week’s Surprise Article, I have prepared a TRAVEL MAKEUP BAG LIST for all my ladies who are packing for the 1st of May holidays. <3

Before jumping straight into the makeup essentials, I would like to ask you what do you think about the first part of this series ( HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS )? Did you find it useful? Was it a bit too much? Do you also pack the whole house like I do? Leave your answers in the comments section below, or let me know on Instagram or Facebook, I would love to read your feedback!

Without further ado, here are my suggestions for the TRAVEL MAKEUP BAGContinue reading

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Fashion

ROYAL BLUE – CIVION THE NAIL

I am super excited to finally share with you this post about my collaboration with Civion!

Civion is a jewelry online store based in New York. They have a looot of beautiful jewelry pieces on their website, so I was really happy when they reached out to me and asked me to promote some of their products.

In this post I would like to present you THE NAIL bracelet. Continue reading

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Tips & Tricks, Travel

1st OF MAY HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS LIST

For my Romanian readers: If possible, please read the English version of this holiday essentials article, it is more detailed.

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Since so many of you guys are traveling somewhere for the 1st of May, I have decided to share with you my HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS LIST. ♥

All of the items in this list are absolute must-haves that I always take with me no matter where I go for the holidays. If you already have a very detailed travel essentials list, make sure to compare it with this one. Who knows what you might discover? Also, if you have noticed some really important thing that is on your list and not on mine, please let me know in the comments section below! I am really curious to find out if I have missed anything.

LATER EDIT: Ok… I know I said that I would stick to the essentials, but I just couldn’t. Therefore, you will find below all the possible and impossible things that you could take with you on a one week holiday. I hope they will inspire you and help you with the packing process. 🙂

Without further ado, let’s move on to the actual list:

HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS

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