Best Way to Revitalize your Hair

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EN  Do you want the quickest way to have a healthy looking hair? I’ve got an answer for you – cut it!! After countless efforts to revitalize my hair I gave up… I took my scissors and cut 6 inches off my dull, dry and very damaged hair. I still don’t have the perfect hair, but it instantly has more volume, looks more fresh and I feel great! It’s quite a big change for me, but I love it. It’s also extremely easy to style, so it’s a win!

The beginning of summer is the perfect opportunity to change your style. Is that time of the year when you go a bit crazy, you go on holidays, wear different clothes, dare to experiment with looks – so why not change your hair too? You can always go back with some good quality hair extensions, so why not take the risk? 😀


 

RO   In ultima vreme am incercat sa-mi las parul cat mai liber, pentru ca era atat de uscat la varfuri incat am zis ca nu mai vreau sa-l stric cu ondulatorul sau presa. Ba mai mult, am exagerat putin cu cantitatile de balsam si tratamentele intensive pentru par. Tot n-am ajuns la rezultatul dorit asa ca intr-o zi m-am enervat si mi-am taiat 15centimetri din par. Yep, 15! Eu singura mi-am facut onoarea, am foarfeca de tuns acasa. M-am asezat frumos in oglinda si am taiat fara frica. Rezultatul? Ma simt fresh si foarte bine! Parul pare mai sanatos, am scapat de varfurile despicate. Am automat si mai mult volum – e perfect!

Vara e anotimpul schimbarilor majore zic eu. E anotimpul in care experimentam mai mult, iesim mai des pe-afara, mergem in excursii, suntem mai energici si mai inspirati – asa ca de ce sa nu ne schimbam si coafura? Iar in caz de ceva, avem de unde sa ne cumparam extensii de par, asa ca risul e mic, I say let’s go for it! 😀

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cullotes zara affordable look revitalize hair

cullotes zara affordable look

Cullotes – Zara | White Top – French Connection | Shoes/Ballerinas – Zara | Bag – Vintage | Sunglasses – Primark

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DIY: recycling two shirts

As I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to start doing some DIY projects with clothes that are too small but in a bad condition to give them away. I found two shirts of Dan that both have been damaged on the sleeves so I thought I’ll do something with them. Because I have no sewing skills, I started with something very basic: just cutting the sleeves and wearing them differently. I filmed everything as I think it gives you a better idea of how easy it is. The movie is quite explanatory, but feel free to ask me anything is you need more information. Thank you and enjoy! 

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Dupa cum spuneam in postarea anterioara, aveam de gand sa incep mici proiecte DIY (do it yourself) folosind haine pe care nu le mai purtam si care ori s-au rupt undeva, ori au o pata..deci nu pot fi refolosite. Asa am gasit doua camasi mai vechi de ale lui Dan si am zis sa incep cu un proiect simplu: fara cusut si minuni, doar o foarfeca. Am ales sa filmez totul ca sa va arat cat de simplu e. Nu ezitati sa-mi scrieti daca aveti nevoie de mai multe informatii. Va pup si vizionare placuta! ❤

 

 

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Tip Thursday: My Daily Inspiration

dreamy morning I am a simple girl who likes to express her creativity by writing a blog about her personal style and inspiration.  I am packet with a semiprofessional camera and a very patient boyfriend who will always find time to take photos of what I wear. What I do here is a hobby. However, there are loads of professional bloggers out there who work together with a team to provide us great content. Sometimes so great that I think it’s better than a magazine or a book that I can find on a shelf. Because we all spend loads of time online, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite links related to different themes. Scroll down for the list and a bit of information about each. As I mentioned, they are all professional, full time bloggers. The quality of their content is just amazing. Enjoy 🙂

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Nu demult vorbeam de ideea de a avea un blog pentru a ne exprima ideile, creativitatea, detaliile despre un proiect et cetera. Eu personal creez aceste postari cand am putin timp liber. Pozele sunt facute cu un aparat semiprofesional si de catre un fotograf neprofesional: iubitul meu mult prea rabdator. Spre deosebire de mine, insa, sunt persoane care asta fac pe post de full time job. Sunt bloguri care au in spate o intreaga echipa pentru a crea ceva extraordinar. Azi vreau sa vorbesc despre genul asta de bloguri. Cand sunt pe internet, incerc sa reduc timpul pierdut pe Facebook si sa citesc mai mult bloguri sau articole online care-mi aduc ceva in plus, dar care tot o metoda de relaxare sunt. Mai jos am facut o lista cu mai multe linkuri in functie de tema principala, pe care eu le consider extraordinare. Sper sa va placa! 🙂

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FASHION

This is the most interesting topic for me, so of course I’ll have to share more than one link!

The cherry blossom girl is my fantasy of style. Probably not a favourite for you, but definitely something that screams my name: pastel colors, light make up, flowers, dresses, romance..

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Pentru ca e topicul meu preferat, va dau doua linkuri in loc de unul!

The cherry blossom girl este o reprezentare vizuala a imaginatiei mele. Suna ciudat, poate, dar e exact stilul meu, exact ceaa ce ma reprezinta: culori pastelate, machiaj natural, rochii, fuste, flori, romantism…

the cherry blossom girl

Kayture is just pure beauty. It’s the main reason I dream of having the opportunity to wear designer clothes. She styles them in such a beautiful way.

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Kayture e pur si simplu un deliciu vizual. O fata frumoasa, fotogenica, cu un stil impecabil. Colaboreaza deseori cu branduri si designeri de renume. De fiecare data mi se pare ca scoate in evidenta calitatea, eleganta si unicitatea hainelor pe care le alege.

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HEALTHY RECIPES

Hungry Healthy Happy is a great blog that has loads of useful information about eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle in general. However, my favourite thing is the recipes part: healthy ideas for deserts.

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Hungry Healthy Happy va ofera o varietate de articole legate de stilul de viata sanatos, sport, diete. Partea mea preferata e meniul cu retete, in special ideile de desert sanatos.

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DIY PROJECTS

A Beautiful Mess teaches you how to DIY so many things! And their photos are absolutely amazing. What I like about them is that they talk about different things, so the variety of topics is big. You’ll definitely find something useful on their blog.

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A Beautiful Mess cuprinde o sumedenie de proiecte pe care le putem face acasa, unele mai grele, altele mai usoare. Fetele fac niste poze atata de frumoase, incat totul pare sa fie foarte simplu si usor. Imi place ca au o varietate de proiecte cu diverse teme. Sigur gasesti ceva interesant pe pagina lor.

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PERSONAL GROWTH

Usually for this area I like to read books. I also followed some personal development programs. Maybe you’ve noticed already I am quite motivated when it comes to my future. But being consistent is what I find to be the hardest. So this helps me. One of my favourite personal growth leaders is John Maxwell. You can find his page here, which has many interesting articles. Another great source are the TED Talks which I’m pretty sure you’re already a fan of!

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Recunosc ca din punctul asta de vedere prefer sa citesc carti sau sa ma inscriu la diverse programe. Deseori vorbesc pe blog despre planurile mele de viitor: sa cresc cat mai mult, sa ajung cat mai sus. Pentru a-mi pastra motivatia imi place sa ma inspir de la mari lideri precum John Maxwell. Puteti gasi mai multe informatii si articole utile dand click aici. O alta sursa de inspiratie foarte la indemana este TED Talks – care presupun ca deja e una din preferatele voastre.

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FITNESS

Usually I do cardio and HIIT (high intensity interval training) when I work out. However, this is intense and not for everyone. Sometimes when I am a bit tired I go to Cassey from Blogilates. Here’s her blog where she posts different articles about health and fitness. She also posts videos with short workouts. If you give her your email address, she’ll send you a month’s programme – basically she tells you what videos to watch each day, all available on youtube. I don’t follow her videos every day, but she’s great! And pilates is so good for everyone!

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Amandoi parintii au fost slabi mereu si n-au avut probleme cu greutatea. Dar sigur ca eu a trebuit sa o mostenesc pe bunica. Refuz sa ma infometez, asa ca e musai sa fac sport intens sa-mi pastrez silueta greutatea. De aceea aleg cardio mult, in special de genul HIIT (high intensity interval training).  Doar ca asta nu-i pe placul tuturor si implica multe sarituri care pentru unii nu e recomandat. Pentru zilele in care sunt mai obosita o aleg pe Cassey de la Blogilates. Are o gramada de videouri pe youtube cu diverse exercitii. Iar daca iti faci cont pe blogul ei (efectiv ii dai adresa de email), iti trimite lunar un program personalizat cu exercitii pentru fiecare zi. Totul e gratuit. Ideea mi se pare foarte faina. 

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Leave me links with your daily inspirations! Let’s share links that are worth bookmarking!

♥ Andra

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Quick, easy and inexpensive Christmas decorations

As I promised, here are the things I did in order to have a more Christmasy home. I didn’t want to spend much money on decorations so I tried to use things I had around the house and bought the minimum that was necessary. The biggest investment was the Christmas tree, which is potted and I hope to donate it after the Christmas period. You’ll see many presents underneath the tree. This is because Dan and I are making small gifts until the 24th. It’s based on the advent calendar, but we made each present ourselves and they are usually food, things we need in the house – so small gifts. Because it’s just Dan and I we thought it’s a good idea to do this, to make it more fun and have more presents 🙂 The only thing I couldn’t show you in pictures is the white lights I hanged around the windows, for a more romantic ambiance. So here it is, hope you’ll enjoy it!

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Dupa cum am promis, de data asta va arat micile detalii pe care le-am aranjat pentru a decora de Craciun. Am incercat sa cheltui cat mai putin, cea mai mare investitie fiind bradul de Craciun pe care vreau sa-l dau inapoi dupa (fiind in ghiveci). Dupa ideea calendarului advent, am hotarat sa facem mici cadouri pentru fiecare zi din 1 Decembrie pana pe 24. Astfel, avem mai multe cadouri sub brad, fiind doar Dan si cu mine. Cadourile sunt dulciuri, lucruri de care avem nevoie prin casa, nimic prea costisitor. E doar ideea si entuziasmul de-a deschide un cadou in fiecare zi. Mai jos va arat ideile mele, sper sa va placa! Pe langa astea, am impodobit geamurile cu lumini albe. Sper ca ideile mele v-au inspirat 🙂

 

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Christmas treeMulled Winechristmas carols  Happy Decorating!

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DIY: tea leaves in jars

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If you wonder what I’ve done lately, the answer is: a lot! There were some busy, but rewarding days and now I’ve finally found some time to share with you my last DIY project: Tea leaves in jars. I know, it’s not a very big discovery… but I think it looks very nice and it’s a great way to keep it, for those who love to drink tea made of leaves. I prefer to buy leaf tea as it tastes good and I get to mix it every time. However, the original packaging is often simple and not very interesting. So here’s my simple, cheap and cute way of keeping my tea on the shelves 🙂 I’m not ready yet, I still need to fill some more jars, but I wanted to show you how it looks so far.

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Daca va-ntrebati ce-am facut in ultima vreme, raspunsul e: multeee si marunte! A fost o perioada mai aglomerata, dar plina de satisfactii. Iar acum ca am putin timp liber, am zis sa va arat cum mi-am aranjat frunzele de ceai. E un proiect usor, ieftin si dragut (zic eu!). Prefer sa fac ceai din frunze uscate si nu plicuri pentru ca mi se pare mai delicios si mereu combin aromele. In Romania gasiti frunze la magazinele naturiste, la farmacii, in supermarket – in multe locuri! Si de cele mai multe ori sunt intr-o cutie de carton sau o punguta de carton. In primul rand nu-mi place ambalajul, iar in al doilea rand mereu se imprastie pe langa. De-aceea am ales sa-mi aranjez ceaiul in borcane. Inca n-am terminat, dar n-am avut rabdare: a trebuit sa va arat progresul pana acum!

DIY JARS tea tea leaves tea glass jartea pot tea leaf organising chamomiletea organising  Next: Some Christmas decoration ideas: easy and inexpensive 🙂

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Our Halloween Pumpkin

Hello! So, what are you going to be this Halloween? Any costume yet? Let me know 🙂

Because there are tons of decorating ideas in the city centre, we decided it’s a must to make a pumpkin. We didn’t want to invest in anything else, so we had to do it right. It had to be perfect. And of course, it is not! But it ‘s still cute and it’s ours, so that will work! During a heavy raining evening Dan and I started the project. We baked chestnuts, we listened to music, it was all so nice that we decided to film it a bit, just for our own memories. And then I thought to myself, why not share with you a little? So here’s a short part of what we filmed, in our PJ’s, with our mobile phones. I apologise, it’s not the best quality, but it’s still alright I believe 🙂

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Ei, v-ati ales costumele de Halloween? Ce veti fi anul asta? 🙂 Noi de data asta nu ne costumam. Anul trecut am fost un cuplu de marinari, dar de data asta stam pe-acasa, doar noi doi. Si-asa am hotarat sa ne facem macar un bostan, avand in vedere ca aici toata lumea e innebunita dupa Halloween. Totu-i pumpkin spice latte si cake, costume diverse, party-uri private, make-up, decoratii si lista continua.. 

Intr-o seara extrem de ploioasa, am aprins cateva lumanari, am pus muzica, niste castane la cuptor si-am inceput marele proiect: dovleacul de Halloween! Si, de dragul amintirilor, am filmat putin. Apoi m-am gandit, de ce sa nu v-arat si voua putin? Si-asa a luat nastere filmuletul de mai jos. sper sa va placa! 🙂 E filmat in mare parte cu telefonul mobil, asa ca imi cer scuze pentru calitatea mai scazuta. 

 


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Us and our costumes from last year – The Sailors!

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DIY: Jewelry Boxes

Now I know that we all can have a lot of jewelry and perhaps have already invested in a nice jewelry box to store everything. But I remember when I moved to the Netherlands for five months, or when I went to Uni, I didn’t have enough room for everything and I had to be creative. So this post is mostly for those who want to organise a little their jewelry without investing in a jewelry box, thinking that in a couple of months they will move again and probably change their room design.

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Pentru cele care au multe bijuterii, presupun ca ati investit deja in ceva sistem pentru a va organiza lucrurile. Cand voi avea casa mea, visez la un dressing room in care sa am loc sa-mi aranjez fiecare lucru. Consider ca daca nu am bijuteriile la vedere, deseori uit ce am si nu le port cat ar trebui. Proiectul asta e mai mult pentru cele care nu vor sa investeasca intr-o cutie mare, sau o balerina-suport pentru lantisoare, sau un dulapior sau orice. De exemplu, cand am mers la facultate m-am mutat in fiecare an. Am avut spatiu putin si nu am vrut sa investesc in nimic. Stiam ca urmeaza sa ma mut, iar si am considerat ca nu merita sa dau banii pe ceva ce poate la anul nu va mai merge la noua locatie. Asa ca mereu am incercat sa-mi afisez bijuteriile folosind hartie colorata, bureti, panouri de carton si chiar umerase pentru haine! De data asta va arat cum am transformat o cutie si un capac de la cutia folosita in celalalt DIY cu oglinzi (click aici).

DIY jewelry boxI have gathered many types of coloured paper, which I usually buy from craft shops. I’ve seen cheap ones at the Works shop.

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Am adunat multe hartii colorate in timp. De fiecare data cand gasesc ceva ieftin si dragut imi cumpar. Va sfatuiesc sa incercati la librarii, la magazinele cu rechizite pentru copii. Coloured paper I choose a paper and cut it to fit the box. I applied it with a bit of glue. I then stung the earrings in the paper and they won’t fall also because of the sponge underneath.

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Am ales o bucatica de hartie pe care-am taiat-o sa intre la fix si-am aplicat putin lipici inainte de a o pune pe burete. Apoi am ‘intepat’ hartia cu fiecare cercel in parte. 
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The idea is to keep it simple, when you do not have the budget or space. Just look for what you have already and try and create something out of it. What do you think? 🙂

❤ Andra

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DIY: The mirrored box

DIY: The Mirrored BoxYes, you’ve heard well! Another DIY! I’ve spent my Friday redecorating some of my things and ended up creating three beautiful boxes. Today I’m showing you one that I decorated with mirror pieces. I used it to put my nail polish in. What you need? A paper box (you decide the size), mirror pieces and glue. And Creativity! Here we go…

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Vinerea asta mi-am redecorat putin lucrurile prin camera si-am facut trei cutiute dragute pentru a-mi pune in ele una alta. Azi va arat cum am ‘imbracat’ o cutie de carton in bucati de oglinda. Deci pentru proiectul asta avem nevoie de o cutie de carton, bucati de oglinda si un lipici. Si putina Creativitate! Hai sa vedem ce-am facut…
DIY: The Mirrored BoxDIY the mirrored box         I bought the mirror from the Works shop (1 Pound 24 pieces). – find them here

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Nu stiu unde s-ar putea gasi in Romania bucatele mici gata taiate. Poate Jysk? Magazinele chinezesti? 
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*Tip: In case you can’t find pieces of mirror: Use an old mirror from a make-up box that’s finished/you don’t use anymore and smash the pieces. The entire box will be covered in irregular sizes of pieces, which can be very interesting.

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* Sfat: In cazul in care nu gasiti bucati de oglinda: Luati oglinzile de la un fard de ochi care s-a terminat sau nu-l mai folositi. Sau sunt oglinzile alea mici la magazinele chinezesti cu 2-5 lei bucata. Spargeti bucatile si veti avea o cutie acoperita in bucati de toate marimile. Va iesi diferit, insa interesant!

mirror box DIYNext project: Boxes for the jewelry. Soon 🙂

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DIY Project – the girly sweater

I have recently done an extremely easy DIY project, using a sweater I bought from Primark, and some pompoms I ordered from Ebay. I have seen something similar a long time ago but it was outrageously expensive (does this phrase even exist? oh, well!). And I totally forgot about the idea, until I recently saw a cute DIY on Youtube, using pompoms. I rapidly searched on Ebay and after 3 days, voila! I had them. The project is extremely simple. The idea is to sew the pompoms in the shapes/order that you like.

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Acum cateva zile am facut un mic proiect. A fost extrem de simplu si a iesit chiar bine! E vorba de aplicarea unor pompoane din material, pe un pulover/o bluza. Am vazut ceva asemanator mai demult, intr-un magazin si mi s-a parut o idee minunata. Si recent, pierzand vremea pe Youtube, am gasit un clip in care o domnisoara extrem de creativa a ales sa faca un proiect DIY cu pompoane. Si-atunci am vazut cat de simplu e si-am zis ca fac si eu!

diy project: sweater and pompoms diy sweater and pompomsI took the pompoms and put them in different shapes on the sweater, to decide on a design. In the end I chose to make a heart in the middle. I really liked the idea of pompoms on the sleeves, but I have quite wide shoulders and it would have looked too big. You may not like what I chose, but you can do so many shapes, and it’s extremely easy!

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Am luat pompoanele si le-am asezat in diverse moduri, pe pulover. Asa am hotarat ca inimioara arata cel mai bine. Apoi am cusut fiecare bucatica – a fost extrem de usor!
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