Once I dreamt of a cow

Winter has put his step on our city even if it is not snowing the fog and the cold weather is all over us. This is why today felt a perfect day to meet a good old friend for a little chit-chat. Even if we’ve been apart for about 4 years we still remained good friends and I really enjoy spending nice time together. Another thing I noticed is how much we changed separately, and cannot stop noticing the positive sides in our lives. Do you feel the same when you meet an old friend?

Earlier today had a very interesting course about the meaning of our dreams considering the psychoanalysis and made me think about my own dreams and how lately I don’t remember my dreams. But I can portray a few dreams I had a few years ago- horror dreams- about a very dangerous and furious cow who wanted to catch me. I learnt today that the cow was a symbol for a woman (“the negative mother” in a psychoanalytical language) and that I had a conflict to solve with her. That was a symbol for my mother and back then I was a teenager- as you may know, every teenager has sometimes issues with their parents.

At this point since I cannot remember my dreams I had recently, I have a new interest: to identity my day and night dreams. Curiously, I found out that we have dreams even with our eyes opened that count for our inner equilibrium on the subject of psychoanalysis theory.

Do you remember your dreams?

Could you share one of them in a comment bellow?

 

“The Dream Is the Fulfillment of a Wish”

Sigmund Freud

 

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Wonderful view close to my home

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what I cooked today and it may inspire you

 

Little things that make my day

Today spent a very nice day with my friends over a hot cup of chocolate. Felt so nice to listen and talk about our daily issues between open minded and empathetic friends.  As we are psychology students, we love to talk over and over psychological concepts and therapy we could practice and follow after we graduate this year. Of course, considering other 3-5 years on professional supervising we could manage to become good therapist for others.

I turned back home and continued my “therapy” by cleaning and cooking for my beloved husband. Don’t know why but this really helps me organize my thoughts and clear my mind. I use this type of activities instead of other sports,since I am not such a big fan of physical activities, as I cannot find the funny part( guilty me ) . I admit that my last  sport activities were mostly represented by running or cycling associated with music in my player and extremely rare beside my friends and this may be a reason for not enjoying it so much.

Or if you find yourself in this feeling by not really enjoying sport – have you thought about your reasons? Which ones have you identified? What other physical activities you enjoy doing?

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How Do You Appreciate Your Happiness Level?

Today I loved spending some time cooking with my husband. Even if he is a freelancer and working from home, I still get the feeling that we don’t have enough time for us as a couple. Since I am still going to university and working/studying /cooking by myself in the afternoons, it may happen to have some time together just on Saturday or Sunday when Ovidiu’s customers are free at home and not working online.

 

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By the way if you are interested into unlocking your phone –I know the best place for you which is onlineunlocks.com where Ovidiu-my husband is an expert for unlocking any phone model you have.

Clearly every job has its own upside and downsides as we all know. The main point when considering happiness is about the daily activity that fulfills our schedule. In the end of the day we need to think again about what we appreciate or what could make us more happy and if this direction embraces or not our happiness and other aims.  I think this is the main challenge we have in life: to find our passion and to put it to work for us and for others. In my opinion, life without passion looks empty. I find passion in love, in education or by working in any field. I am happy I can follow my heart and passion – existent simultaneously maybe in too many fields (As I am permanently in love with psychology, photography and makeup) I consider the fact that I cannot excel in so many fields but I truly hope to find a way to mix them all.

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What do you think about these crazy ideas?

Did you found your passion? Did you got the chance to make the choice or someone did it for you and do you know any field much more fitted for you?

I would really like to hear your opinion.

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Black Friday Deals

This week was defined by shopping.  Everyone (including myself) went a little bit crazy with Black Friday and other great discounts and besides the feeling of just over spending, I am very happy with my purchases.  I may list 20 books of psychologist package bought on edituratrei.ro  – which I already started to devour .This offer is still available and you can buy 20 books for 200 Ron with free shipping . Also you can find great prices on elefant.ro as many friends bought from them lots of books.

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My second purchase was a new Nikon lens 55-300 VR which I was waiting since I bought my camera Nikon D5100 almost 2 years ago. This one I bought on www.emag.ro  and the price was almost half.

 

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Since shops were full of “hungry “people shopping and trying to find the best deals, I may say that is a great opportunity to buy the bag you wanted with a better price. But it also may happen –not for the people reading or writing this article – to buy some things that aren’t so necessary  but it’s like it wanted to be bought; like another new bag (that bag was screaming my name on the shelf), considering I already have 1 similar at home.

In my defense  – the one I bought 2 months ago it’s broken and just couldn’t handle to repair it by myself even using the best glue on the market … so until I will take it to a professional repair service, I just bought a new one from Orsay –but half the price of the first one which was from Epica .

What is your best thing bought this week and what else have you bought and you could have leaved it for another time? Do not worry it is a well-kept secret in here :) 

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What about an exotic trip : 1 week in Phuket -Thailand

When it comes to vacation and good weather, I can only think about summer, sand and sea. As our home country is in the beginning of winter we began missing warm weather … So my husband and I thought about taking a vacation in a warmer place ( we never say no to a holiday if we can afford it).

We searched for an interesting place in Asia and decided on Thailand ; found Phuket as a compelling and exotic place, with 25 degree and most of the days full of sun.

Considering cheap flights as the first step  in a vacation, we tried some local websites like wizzair vola skyscanner  and the flights weren’t so compelling, for this reason we searched for an International website and we found on budgetair a very good price, 650€ per person round trip. As soon as we got that solved we started to look for a place to stay for one week according to our flights and the best option was airbnb where we rented for 7 days a nice equipped studio for only 100$(Katu district).

The last few little “things” needed for our holiday was the visiting points -but this is what for Travelling guides are written and everything looks so easy now.

We spent a few days looking for MUST activities and MUST places while staying in Phuket and decided for the first 2 days to visit the town and to buy from there some trips on the Andaman Sea for the Islands. So, for the first 2 days we visited Phuket and made a new friend – Jerome, not a genuine local – he was from Philippine and working in Phuket for 3 years and he was very friendly, he helped us find and buy some cheap trips -like half the price we found on the internet “tourist prices “and I think this is one of the best money saver advice- find a local that would help you buy cheap trips, as usual the prices are doubled or tripled for tourists.

Jerome took us to some nice places like Phuket’s Big Buddha which is one of the island’s most important and revered landmarks. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and at 45 meters high it is easily seen from far away.

The trips we selected are as follows:

  1. Team Canoe Tour : James Bond Island, Hong Island, Bat caves, Diamond caves, Lawa Island, Mangrove Cave, Phi Phi Island.
  2. Love Andaman Tour-Similan islands, Mieng Island, Honemoon bay, Coral bay of Ba Ngu Island where we experienced snorkelling for the first time and we discovered a new passion for this activity.
  3. Sea Star Tour- Tha Chai Island
  4. Rafting Phang Nga Sutin Group- visited  Monkey Cave and went to Phang Nga were we experienced flying fox and rafting for the first time for 5 km.

 

Next you will find some photos I took in this amazing trip. If you have any questions please leave it in a comment below .

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Save Your Day Using Those Beauty Inspirations

Hello my precious little diamond!!

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Ready to shape up?

 Today I would like to talk to you about what inspires my day and this may bring some inspiration in yours too.beauty inspiration

Since forever I have a passion for oil– body, hair, face, food. I just love to use it. Anytime I feel that my skin or my hair is not hydrate I just pop a spoon of oil – I don’t like to save it, at least talking about the common oil –olive oil, grapes oil–those are pretty cheap and work great in food and on my skin too. Furthermore interesting is the combination that some brands are doing- a luxurious recipe for the skin, protecting and nourishing the skin that is dried out, repairing damaged skin by winter and dried out in summer.

As I live this year in France,there was no other better way to try their specialties. I guess you might have heard about the famous oil Nuxe. I would definitely try it next time, but for now bought the Arnaud –Perle et Huiles precieuses – Elixir d’huiles seches /Dry oil Elixir- for hair, body and face a combination of evening primerose, sesame , macadamia,hazelnut,safflower oil,argan – plus a cultured Pearl playing in the bottle. I have only compliments for this amazing product. Smells incredible luxurious and is the kind of dry oil that hydrates very quickly leaving an inimitable satin finish ,perfect for oily skin too. Looks very sexy on skin and you don’t even need to use a perfume after using it .  You can find it here at £22.96

Arnaud –Perle et Huiles precieuses Elixir d’huiles seches /Dry oil Elixir- for hair, body and face

The second lovely product for today’s top is the Tru face line corrector from Nu Skin- a peptide refining gel which is working great on lines and wrinkles because this targets the signs of aging .Pro-collagen peptides which help soften moderate to deep lines around your mouth, eyes, and forehead. Studies show that the peptide has the ability to send age-reversing signals to collagen-producing cells, promoting younger looking skin. So I really recommend you to try, because definitely will amaze you. You can find it here at $33.00 Tru face line corrector from Nu Skin- a peptide refining gel

For “baby lips” the Maybelline Baby Lips used a few times a day –when you have really Dry Chapped Lips will help you to treat that issue every time it appears. Find it  here at 7.99$

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My Fossil watch has almost 1 year now and I love it because it’s lightweight – having the band in silicone, is small  and the stainless steel case makes it resistant to scratches. Plus it’s easy to wear it with different outfits. You can find a similar one here  at $125.00

Fossil lightweight -having the band in silicone small  and the stainless steel case makes it resistant to scratches

 

The last but not least the Guerlain Rouge G le Brillant  Exceptional Complete lips shine. The Luxury Jewellery lipstick in Bonnie B04 reinvented in an exceptional jewel a subtle balance of intense colour and the comforting pleasure of a creamy lip balm. Behind this is an astounding formula: the unique combination of ruby powder for spectacular radiance, hyaluronic acid spheres for perfectly smoothed lips and wild mango butter for lasting hydration.Lips are intensely coloured, perfectly smoothed, moisturised and plumped up. For excessively perfect lips! find it here  at $43.13

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I strongly recommend you to give these products a try or if you already tried them please let me know your thoughts.

Keep being a precious little diamond!

XoXo!

Ana

Kerium DS Anti-dandruff intensive -Micro-exfoliating treatment shampoo About this one can say that removes persistent dandruff and leaves hair nice and shiny while deeply cleanses the scalp but you cannot use it more than twice a week because can get aggressive with the precious hair. Even so – I still recommend it, as a favorite too!

6 Shampoos that will treat your stress related hair problems

Hello my precious little diamond!!

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Ready to shape up?

 Today I would like to talk to you about an issue that I had with my hair, and maybe this will help you too.

We all have stress periods like exam sessions or even daily schedule can be a stressful factor when we forget to take care of ourselves trying to get the job done. Even the noisy, crowded and brash surroundings is one of our biggest stress causes in the modern life.So our body is overwhelmed and we can feel the stressful factors on our skin too.

Different diseases are the consequence of the stressful periods on our body and mind .This is proven by many studies related to this factor. Here’s a list of body issues in a stressful periods:

Effects of Stress on Your Body

About my hair issues I developed a Seborrheic dermatitis scaly, flaky, itchy and red scalp. As my exam session just ended, now I still can feel the consequences of that stressful period, however I learned to manage it, and for this reason decided to show you what helped with my hair issue.

1. I usually alternate the next products but I do have favorites

Ecological shampoo that combine a trace mineral complex, known for its remineralizing and rejuvenating properties, a complex of Zinc L-PCA which regulates excess sebum that your scalp cleansed found its natural balance. Paraben-free, allergen-free, silicone- free without sensitizing substances, to minimize the risk of allergies.Also these products are European Ecolabel. I used this for about 4 months now and do what it supposed to do so I recommend it.This first one is an ecological shampoo that combines a trace mineral complex, known for its mineralizing and rejuvenating properties, a complex of Zinc L-PCA which regulates excess sebum that your scalp cleansed found its natural balance. Paraben-free, allergen-free, silicone free without sensitizing substances, to minimize the risk of allergies. Also these products are European Ecolabel. I used this for about 4 months now and it does what it supposed to do, so I recommend it.

The Soft Clay Shampoo Dessange - Ultra Doux  Its new formula enriched with soft clay associated with lime extract and pro-vitamin B5 regulates the scalp permanently, offers a blow of lightness, purity and softness to your hair while purifies and soothes oily roots dry ends. I used this shampoo for about 3 months and I still see positive results, so I recommend it.Its new formula enriched with soft clay associated with lime extract and pro-vitamin B5 regulates the scalp permanently, offers a blow of lightness, purity and softness to your hair while purifies and soothes oily roots and dry ends. I used this shampoo for about 3 months and I still see positive results, so I recommend it.

Helps sooth sensitive scalps , is gentle and pH balanced. I cannot say I am a big fan of Head and Shoulders but it happened to help me and also my brother which has had dandruff for about 3,4 years- puberty to blame, managed to get rid of it using Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care With Almond Oil Dandruff ,so for some cases –just works

Helps sooth sensitive scalps , is gentle and pH balanced. I cannot say I am a big fan of Head and Shoulders but it happened to help me and also my brother which has had dandruff for about 3,4 years- puberty to blame, managed to get rid of it using Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care With Almond Oil Dandruff ,so for some cases –just works

Pétrole Hahn  -Formula Stop Dandruff Shampoo Zinc Pyrithione EUR 5,74 (Pack of 2)Pétrole Hahn  -Formula Stop Dandruff Shampoo Zinc Pyrithione  This one contains an anti-dandruff active recognized: Zinc Pyrithione and three essential citrus oils for their unique properties: orange moisturizing, protective lemon, uplifting bergamot. Indeed dandruff is quickly eliminated while the scalp is cleansed. My mother bought this shampoo for me a few years ago and I can only thank her for taking such a good care of me. This is really a good shampoo and works great while alternate it with all the others shampoo mentioned here. This one contains an anti-dandruff active recognized: Zinc Pyrithione and three essential citrus oils for their unique properties: orange moisturizing, protective lemon, uplifting bergamot.

Indeed dandruff is quickly eliminated while the scalp is cleansed. My mother bought this shampoo for me a few years ago and I can only thank her for taking such a good care of me. This is really a good shampoo and works great while alternate it with all the others shampoo mentioned here.

Garnier Neutralia dermo protecteur  This formula enriched with glycerol, known for its moisturizing and emollient properties, is a real soothing treatment for the scalp. It relieves from the first use Skin rash and irritation associated with dandruff.  So good! Even for daily use. This one is a favorite This formula enriched with glycerol, known for its moisturizing and emollient properties, is a real soothing treatment for the scalp. It relieves from the first use Skin rash and irritation associated with dandruff.  So good! Even for daily use. This one is a favorite

Kerium DS Anti-dandruff intensive -Micro-exfoliating treatment shampoo About this one can say that removes persistent dandruff and leaves hair nice and shiny while deeply cleanses the scalp but you cannot use it more than twice a week because can get aggressive with the precious hair. Even so – I still recommend it, as a favorite too!About this one can say that removes persistent dandruff and leaves hair nice and shiny while deeply cleanses the scalp but you cannot use it more than twice a week because can get aggressive with the precious hair. Even so – I still recommend it, as a favorite too!

 

2.Stop touching your precious hair!

This will only transfer oil and dirt from other surfaces on your hair and then on your face too, if you have fringe or layered hair .So try to keep your fingers away from your hair to avoid the damage. I know from experience that this habit is hard to get rid of, but it will pay off” in the ends”.

 

3.The trouble with the conditioner

We all know that is important to nourish our precious hair, but using too much of it can cause scalp issues while losing your roots volume – that sexiness that we all are looking for J So pay attention to quantity while trying to stay away from the lengths and especially from the roots. The ends need the conditioner because that’s the most delicate part of the hair – the “oldest “one that needs more protection.

Plus I usually use my SYOSS Conditioner – which leaves my hair without residues,as well as smoothing my hair surface, making it easier to comb.

I strongly recommend you to give these products a try or if you already tried them please let me know your thoughts.

Keep being a precious little diamond!

XoXo!

Ana

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You need to know about these Mascara

 

Mascara – is a must for all kinds of makeup. It makes your eyelashes appearing longer and thicker, which makes your eyes look charming like a doll’s eyes (true story :) The trick is to find a good one for your eye type and your eyelashes’ hair. And I would like to help you sharing what I tried, and liked it or not.

1.Rimmel -Volume Flash – Scandal eyes (Price $10.99 on Amazon)

I bought this mascara for the waterproof propriety but in fact it’s not so waterproof and dries my eyelashes while sticking them. So I am not recommending it!rimel 5

2.Astor Big & Beautiful Boom Waterproof Mascara (Price 9.95 euro on remakeup.com)rimel 6

This is the second one bought for the same need and this one is just a bit better that the Rimmel one. Not extraordinary, but ok…So if you have a waterproof one to recommend I would gladly love to hear from you in a comment below.rimel 7

3.Seventeen The Stylist Mascara –electric Blue colorrimel 

I definitely love this nice electric blue mascara with long wearing and smudge-free. It was the perfect shade I was looking for at that moment (I had a passion for blue color and was looking for it in all my purchases)rimel3

Trick: This is great for red eyes– from a party, or a cold. Just lightens the eyes, being in contrast with the red.

Story – I suffered for about 1 week, a year ago with broken blood vessel and I treated it with Tobradex (Tobramycin and Dexamethasone) and about Visine- didn’t make my eye better. If you want more details just ask, will happily help you with more info. *Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of other eye problems*

4.Lancôme HYPNÔSE price 27.50 euro in Sephorarimel 9 rimel 10

This one was bought in a kit with an eye makeup remover and an black kohl eye pencil for about 29 euro. Was not cheap mascara but really wanted it as my makeup teacher was really recommending it. I like the way it wraps my lashes one luxurious layer at a time without smearing, smudging or clumping. I recommend it – my second favorite :)

set5.Maybelline New York One by One

I use this mascara for about 3 years every day and still counting. Is the best! Catches, lengthens, coats and de clumps each lash and gives an instant clump free volume.The price is $5.94 on Amazon.rimel 8

Trick : try the brown one- is perfect if you are blonde – day or evening look, but suits very well a brunette too. I love the brown color for daily look.rimel8

6.Benefit – They’re real!rimel 11

Recently bought the travel size just to try it and I found out that in UK is number 1. The price for travel size was 10 euro in Sephora.“ Lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates”. The” jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out”. And yes, it does what it says but still does it deserves the price? This one costs 24 euro in Sephora, while the Maybeline One by One is just $5.94 on Amazon. rimel12

I would love to hear in a comment below about your most favorite mascara and the worst one you recently tried.

Hugs and Kisses!

A.

 

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How can you get that nasty attractiveness

Physical attraction has been studied for a long time from many perspectives- cultural, social and universal perception common to all human cultures. This concept is involved in how people judge social opportunities, friendship, sexual behavior and marriage.

Studies shows that some physical features are attractive in both men and woman- like facial and body symmetry, considering also the fact that this aspect brought to extreme can be “disturbing”

Deciding if somebody is attractive takes only a glimpse of a picture for 100 of a second.

Youthfulness, smoothness and clarity of skin, vivid color in the eyes and hair, furthermore expressive behavior, affectionate disposition, grace of manner, aristocratic bearing, social accomplishments, and personal habits have been proved to be keys for attractiveness.

There are features that cannot be changed and also features that can be shaped into creating a “better version of what you can be”.

Really now!? Who doesn’t want to be attractive?

Beauty is in the eyes of the seeker, and has many shapes and features. In fact being charming may be defined as beauty.

Physical attractiveness increases the perception that a beautiful person has also many other positive attributes ,generalizing appears the “beautiful-is-good” effect  -creating the impression that if someone is attractive is also popular, smart, happy and extrovert.

This could bring us to a self-fulfilling prophecy; a young pretty girl receives more attention that makes her develop attractiveness features as a confident woman-being already used to have advantages she has developed the self-confidence.

So let’s have some fun!

Thinking that we first see the others person’s face and as you read up here – youthfulness, smoothness and clarity of skin are located in the top of our scientists list.

How can you get that nasty attractiveness

Let’s face it now !
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Will begin by saying that you need to know the main points for your inner beauty.

And those are:

1.Sleep- the clarity sensation needs just a little bit amplified  by make up

2.Nutrition-that acne won’t cure itself if you still eat junk food

3.Hydration-water is the key for a free wrinkle lifelong principle

4.Body tone-a nice cheek is sustained and carried by a nice workout body – work it baby!

5.Mental- after researching into this, I realize that all together makes us what we are, and want.

That feel that you have already accomplished your plans -as I mentioned up here the self-fulfilling prophecy.

Or “Fake it ’til you make it

Mental exercise thinking that you are already a winner- don’t think that I need to remember you why you are so lucky, do I?

Please let me know in a comment bellow your beauty and mental tricks to succeed.

Stay tuned for a limitless mind and other beauty tricks!

With love ,

A.

 

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How to find the perfect tights for Christmas and after party

The history of hosiery mirrors the transition of femininity around the 20th Century.  For instance, stockings emphasized in the early 20th Century becoming socially admissible for women to show their legs but tights became the dominant product when the women’s skirts rose well above the knee in 1960.

In the 21st Century, stockings exposed in the spotlight as the burlesque movement and helped women to fall in love with vintage concupiscence.

Hosiery became over just an accessory but a fashion expression in its own right. Modern knitting and printing techniques allowed complex up to day designs.  From cutting edge designs to embellish your tights with jewels, pearls and intricate flowers to lustfulness designs.  Definitely true that the modern woman’s choice is fully garnished when it comes to leg wear.

As I know myself, choosing nice tights takes plenty of time, I decided to help you with some inspirational designs for this little detail – which has definitely  major importance in completing your garment.

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Which one is your favorite?