Five models that are not afraid to be different!   

For a lot of years fashion had a pretty specific type that was considered “pretty”. Unfortunately that type was far from reality. Discrimination and false idea of beauty is still a huge problem for the fashion industry but we have taken huge steps to the right direction. So here are my five  favorite models!

  1. Iskra Lawrence   A stunning blonde that is not afraid to be goofy and kick the haters in the butt! Plus totally Instagram goals!
  2. Winnie Harlow   A gorgeous 21 year old that showed us beauty is everywhere. Even in a chronic skin condition!
  3. Rebekah Marine  A beautiful badass that needs to star in a sci-fi film ASAP! Can someone make it happen?
  4. Madeline Stuart   The cutest nineteen year old that puts the rest of us nineteen year olds to shame! ( Can sitting on my laptop be considered changing the world? No? Ok…)
  5. Philomena Kwao   Another stunning woman showing us that all sizes and colors are beautiful in their own unique way!

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5 Benefits of owning a dog (+ An absurd amount of my dog’s pictures)

A lot of people are in the process of considering getting a dog. So it’s logical for people to wonder why getting a dog is a good thing. So here are the things that I found changed for the better when I got my little baby Bella.

First day home

Mental

Having a dog around constantly happy, faithful and willing to lend a paw (no? Ok ) has been scientifically proven to improve your psychological situation.

Physical

As you know dogs need walks. That means you kind of have to get out of bed and walk. (Really Naya? Really?) Anyway this is great for your physical health as it gives you a motive to do more.

Silly Dog

Connection

In the era of social media and disconnection dogs really just want to be with you. Having a someone present (even a dog) is always reassuring.

Sleepy Baby

Good Teacher

Owning a dog means you have to care for it. (I am great at stating the obvious today) Anyway, caring for a dog teaches you how to care for other people as well. This is especially great when you are in a serious relationship or if someday you hope to have a child. You will be so much more prepared to care for someone other than yourself if you already do this for your pet.

Paws

Motive to continue

Especially for people with depression and other relevant psychological disorders owning dogs is said to be pretty beneficial. It gives the you motive to keep going strong since you have a creature who is totally dependent from you.

Eating my new Charlotte Tilbury cream 😭

Weird sleeping positions Do you have a pet? What other benefits have you noticed?

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5 Apps Every Content Creator Needs

1. Lightroom (Free)

I love using Lightroom for two things. First of all I use it to up the exposure of my photos. From all the photo editing apps I have tried Lightroom gives the most natural result. I also use Lightroom to adjust the colors of my photos to match my blueish Instagram theme!

2. Canva (Free)

You can do so many things with Canva. Create highlight covers for Instagram stories, cards, Pinterest images and so much more. (If you would like a dedicated tutorial let me know in the comments below.)

3. UNUM (Free)

UNUM is a pretty straight forward app. You can use it to plan your Instagram feed. (Something I definitely should start doing more.) I like it, because it gets updated automatically whenever you update your Instagram profile!

4. Hype Type (Free)

Did you ever see a story with animated text? Hype Type does exactly that. You can choose the style and color. Keep in mind that although the app is free the video comes with a watermark that you have to pay to remove.

5. Pixabay (Free)

Pixabay is a great source for free high quality photography. Keeping up with blogging photography is hard and sometimes you need a little help. But you should always use someone’s work with their permission. That’s why Pixabay offers photos without copyright limitations.

What are your favorite content creating apps? Let me know in the comments below!

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Morning Skincare Routine

Today I would like to share with you guys my morning routine that I do everyday some days,if I remember and I am not already an hour late. Although I understand the benefits of a ten step skin care routine this is not something I can do. So here’s my small, humble morning skincare routine.

Cleansing

L’Oréal Ideal Fresh Foaming Cleanser

I like this cleanser because it’s pretty heavy duty. It takes off all of my makeup and dirt off my face. But because it’s so strong it’s also really drying. If you have a dry skin I would not recommend.

Moisturizing

Clinique Eye Cream

I’ve been using this eye cream for a while and I am not really crazy about it. It is somewhat moisturizing but not out of this world best eye cream around.

Charlotte Tilbury Face Cream

Last, I use my Charlotte Tilbury face cream. I really like it because it’s really moisturizing and has SPF which helps cut my routine further down. Check out the full review!

Do you have any eye cream recommendations? Let me know in the comments below!

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Making your blog legal (The lazy way)

From online research there are two basic things your blog needs to be “legal”. A disclosure policy if you are earning anything from your blog and a privacy policy if you collect any of the user’s data (such as email). Simple enough right? Well no! Since I am not a lawyer or affiliated with one composing these documents myself is impossible. The good news? There are sites that do the work for you for free! You just answer a series of questions and the site composes the policies for you. You just copy and paste them into a page of your blog! Of course if you have a big blog through which you receive significant income the sound choice is to consult a professional lawyer but for beginners like me I think this will suffice. Here you can compose your Privacy Policy and here the Disclosure Policy. I have tried both sites and you can check the results in the corresponding pages of my blog.

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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and the information provided are from personal experience and not professional advice.

Review-Vivid matte liquid lipstick 

First I have to say I am a hardcore Maybelline fan. Really good quality products with greater price tags! But this product was a total FAIL. The color I’m reviewing is the 05 nude flush!


But let’s start with the good stuff!

  • Beautiful, sturdy packaging
  • Great color selection ( ten honestly lovely shades from nudes to reds and even some extravagant purples)
  • Does not dry your lips at all. On the contrary it’s pretty hydrating!
  • Easy to use applicator that glides on the lips.


Sounds like a dream right? Well…

  • It does NOT dry matte. No matter how thin of a layer you put , no matter how long you wait it will never be completely matte. (Hence the not drying part). In the end I guess we can’t have the best of both worlds.

  • The color is significantly lighter on the lips and it’s not at all buildable.
  • It transfers like crazy and you’ll have to reapplicate every ten freaking minutes.

Even if I could look away from the fact that it’s not matte the formula is still really bad. I will not be repurchasing!

What is your favorite matte lipstick? Do you have better suggestions?

    • Melted Matte by Too Faced-Review 

      First of all I have to say that this is my first time trying out a too faced product. ( I know where was I living?) Anyway I am a lipstick hoarder and since I am the worst with eye makeup I settled for a matte lipstick in the color sell out which is a pinkish, brownish nude.


      I was impressed. Firstly I really enjoyed the color on me. But because color is personal I would suggest trying out before buying. Too Faced products are known for their sweet smells. This lipstick was not any different. It had a nice smell that was not overpowering. Again though many people do not like face products with strong smells so if that’s the case for you I would stay clear from Too Faced. The opacity was great with one coat. Although matte the lipstick was not at all drying but as with all matte lipsticks you have to start with a good base because any dryness you have on your lips will show. The applicator was also really good quality and it was easy to get a precise line.


      Last, it stayed on for at least five hours and even when it started to come off it left a really nice tint. Also it contains “Volulip” that provides a really nice plumpness without stinging.


      All in all it is a really great lipstick if you like or are okay with fragranced makeup and want a tad fuller lips.

      College survival guide!

      I recently started college, this being my second semester. My first few weeks I kept thinking how great it was that I had friends there who let me in on all the secrets and made my time so much easier. Consequently, this post is for all of you that don’t have friends in college or you’re just afraid to ask for advice.

      • Socialize

      Your first days you might feel like sitting in a corner not making eye contact with anyone. Don’t. Say hi. You are in the same school you do have things in common. It’s way easier to start a conversation!

      • Keep contacts

      Getting a name isn’t enough. Facebook,twitter,phone,mail etc. Always ask for contact information. When you’ll miss class and are in desperate need of notes you’ll be greatfull you kept their numbers.

      • Utilize your agenda 

      Whether it’s digital or not use your agenda for everything. Homework, meetings, parties. In college a ton of things are going on. You don’t want to miss out because you simply forgot.

      • Love your teachers

      Ask questions,participate, go to their office. Even if you don’t actually need help. This interaction will help them remember you and make them more keen to give you a good grade.

      • Be yourself 

      As opposed to school college has more diversity. Ages, nationalities, beliefs. There are so many different people in college. This means that diversity is also more easily accepted. So if you wanted to do something but were afraid of judgement college is a great place to do it.

      So that’s it for now. Let’s help each other out!Do you have any advice you could give me about surviving college? Let me know in the comments below.

      Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream – Review

      What is it?
      Charlotte’s magic cream is a daily face moisturizer with SPF 15 and UVA protection.

      What does it do?

      The cream contains Unique ‘multi-tasking’ anti-age BioNymph Peptide Complex that stimulates collagen production. It features hyaluronic acid and wild pansy extracts that seal-in moisture. Rosehip and camellia oils and antioxidant vitamin E transforms dull complexions so you can get hydrated, youthful, glowing skin. Plus it’s paraben-free.

      The packaging.

      As I have said many times Charlotte Tilbury’s packaging is gorgeous and totally matches my aesthetic. The box is really unique. You pull apart the two sides to reveal ” The magic dew of youth and luminosity in jar.”

      It has a clear body while the lid is in the classic Charlotte Tilbury reddish brown and coppery rose gold.



      The formula.

      For this particular product the formula is a game changer. I have tried many face creams and although all of them gave me enough moisture Charlotte’s magic cream is the only one that helped a lot with the dry patches on my nose and chin. It feels thick and luxurious and is not greasy.

      Would I recommend it?

      Yes! For someone who has trouble with dry skin and is on the lookout for a great day cream. ( And is bored to first put on moisturizer and then sunscreen. Nobody has time for that!) I understand it is pricey but I honestly believe it’s worth the extra bucks. Plus from my point of view skincare is the most important part of our routines and if I am going to invest in a product it will be a skincare one.

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      * This post contains pr package products. All opinions are my own.