April Favorites

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


We're done with April and let's welcome May with a monthly favorites post. April was an odd month but I'll share my favorites anyway, let's do this!


I'm a huge Anime lover, but I can also be quite picky when it comes to it, so when I came across this specific Anime Movie I was quite skeptical but after watching it... oh dear! Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) has to be one of the most beautiful things that I've ever seen! The entire concept about the Anime, the body swapping and the entire story was just divine. Not to mention the illustration! I highly recommended this movie, even if you're not an Anime fan.


I've been binge watching YouTubers lately and I found two that are pretty amazing! The first one is Jessica Vill also known as Jbunzie on YouTube, I found her Betty Boop Transformation on my recommendations videos. Her videos are all about makeup transformations and she's so good at it! I'm so glad I found her channel.


The second YouTuber is edgier but super cool chic called Kiera Rose. There's something about her British accent and her personality that makes me want to watch her videos all day! She's has a lot of beautiful tattoos too, which she frequently talks about.

Beginning of April, I went to Primark, I always like to check the Home Section and I found these Led Fairy Lights for only 3€ (bargain!) so I got them and I must say, my nights have been so relaxing and the best thing is, if your light goes down, no need to worry, these have batteries. All I have to say is... best 3€ of my life so far!

And that's it for this month! Hope you guys liked it and learned something new. Let's enjoy May now!
See you soon!

The Swan Dress

Friday, 7 April 2017

Once my brother told me about this amazing website called Dresslily where you can buy Vintage Style dresses really cheap! Of course, this is Korean Sizes so I had to look up on eBay for some alternatives and I found this beauty for only 12$! I was a bit afraid because I'm quite big on the chest and arms but this dress fits amazingly!

Vintage Dress

This was the first time wearing it and I don't know why I was so afraid to do so, it's such a beautiful dress, it looks amazing even tho I'm a petite girl (5'1) the long skirt looks on point.

Vintage Dress

I couldn't resist taking some photos of it, although one day I want to do a proper photoshoot with it (these were taken with an iPhone).

Vintage Dress

I can't wait to find more Vintage Style dresses like this one, they are absolutely gorgeous and super comfortable to wear, what else can you ask for?
You can find this and many other dresses on eBay by simply type down Vintage Plus Size Dress. Make sure you measure your body before ordering, mine was a 3XL.

Take care!

March Favorites

Friday, 7 April 2017

march favorites

It's the 7th of April and I'm ready to share with my March Favorites, there's not a lot of things and I'm not sure if I'll have monthly favorites every month but we'll deal with it as we go along hi hi.

lord nelson

So the first thing on my list and I believe I got this in the beginning of March, it's Cherry Tea! I love Cherries, it's my favorite fruit and when I found this tea I couldn't stop! It's so delicious and sweet on its own. I highly recommend this particular brand Lord Nelson, you can find it in Lidl.

Benefit POREfessional

Next is my Benefit POREfessional and... oh my gosh, I forgot how much I used to love this product. If your makeup tends to get flaky as the day goes by you need this primer! Because a little goes a long way, the travel size was enough for the entire month.

Roller Lash Mascara

When I bought the Benefit POREfessional I also got the Roller Lash Mascara. Again I bought the travel size because I wasn't sure if this mascara was going to work for me. It's perfect! Best mascara I ever had! Highly recommended!

Bésame Lipstick

Also, April was the month that I bought my first Bésame Lipstick and I have to say, I'm SOOOOO HAPPY with it! it doesn't dry your lips, it's super easy to apply and it has a vintage design, how perfect is that? The first one I got was 1922 Blood Red and then a week after I tried it I got the 1941 Victory Red. I can't wait to buy the 1952 Wild Orchid and the 1963 Portrait Pink!

Clover

Finally, let's wrap this month with my newest Clover Circular Needles, it's 3mm with a 40cm cable, perfect for scarves! I absolutely love Clover Needles, they are amazing to work with and super light as well!

That's it, thank you for reading I let me know if you want to see more posts like this one or a more detailed review of a specific product.

See you soon!

Get Over Depression Naturally

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hey everyone, so a few days ago I wrote about How I Overcame Depression Naturally and now I'm giving away all the info about HOW I did it.

The first things you need to do is identify why you have a Depression, was it a recent event or was just a series of events over the years? In my case it was a series of events, starting when I was 5 and getting worst at my 26.

depression

Does it mean that I was already Depressed when I was 5? No, of course not, but I did have tons of depression and anxiety episodes and that's the nucleus of the whole thing. What happens when you have tons of bad feelings bottled up along the years? Eventually, you'll explode.

I thought I would explode when I was 15 because that's when I started to self-harm myself, but no, that was just another symptom and a nasty one I must say.

Eventually, I learned to live with my feelings and life went on until I lost my someone very important to me, I was all alone living in London and I just collapsed... I gained weight (like a LOT) and I lost motivation for everything in my life.

depression

However, time heals things or so I thought and as I said on How I Overcame Depression Naturally post, October 2015 I finally explode.

So after tons of medication and fails after fails I said: "I'll either die or heal myself, there's no between!"

Now I'm sharing what I did and believe me, it will be hard, but it will be so worth it!

After you identify where your Depression started you need to learn about emotions and how they affect your mind. A great guide for that is the Abraham Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale, learn about each emotion, study how you feel and then identify where you are in the Scale.

Abraham Hicks

This is such an important step because it gives you the power to know your emotions and therefore control and change them.
I was at the bottom (22) when I started the therapy. So how did I manage to get from 22 to 7 and above? With these changes in my life:

Get in a routine
If you’re depressed the reality is, one day melts into the next. So to avoid this you need to get yourself a routine, in my case, I continued working so I had to wake up, no matter how hard it was and I did my makeup every single morning.

Routine

Take care of your body
Endorphins! You can't have enough! Go get a massage, walk along the beach, swim, there's so much you can do. I walked a lot during my treatment. I also took some Therapeutic Massages to take care of my back problem. I got so much better after that, living a daily life free of physical pain was a relief.

Care

Sleep
Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap (it's ok if you do once in a while). In time, you may find your sleep improves. Having a sleep routine is as important as having a day routine. You need to educate your body and that's exactly what routines do. I woke up every day at 7.45AM and went to bed at 10.30PM.

Sleep

Do something new or pleasant
Trying something new alters the levels of dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. In my case, I started to knit and it did WONDERS! Not only I got a new hobby but I also had goals! Not to mention the feelings of accomplishment that I got every time I finished a project.

Hobby

Challenge negative thoughts 
In your fight against Depression, a lot of the work is mental, changing how you think. The next time you're feeling terrible about yourself, use logic as a natural depression treatment. Take the Abraham Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale and identify what or why you're feeling negative, after that, just work on your mind and concentrate on the Upward Spiral to get out of the Downward Spiral. In my case, I would just change everything around me, I would go to a different place, I would surround myself with positive things and I wouldn't allow myself to think negative.

Positivity

Meditation
At the end of the day, before going to bed, just meditate. Feel your body, breath in and breath out, relax...
Here's an amazing article about meditation: Treat Depression With Meditation 
Meditation is now part of my daily routine, the benefits are amazing and you just fall asleep with a relaxed mind and when you wake up, your brain will pick up where you left off.

Meditation

Keep in mind, this will take time. There's no easy way when it comes to Depression but if you just set your mind on it, believe me, you'll get the results.

See you soon,

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Review

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Today I'm here to review the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, because I've been a devoted Potterhead since I was 11 years old and now, with 27, I'm still waiting for my Hogwarts letter.

The first time I heard about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was in this little tiny red book that I got together with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Quidditch Through the Ages back in 2001.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

So when I heard about the movie I ran to watch it and oh my gosh, I never thought it would be such a magical and nostalgic experience! So without further ado, here's why I absolutely LOVED Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

First of all... Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. What a brilliant decision, he's the most adorable, caring and socially awkward wizard you could ever ask for! He looks at everything with such an interest and curiosity, it's simply contagious. He's loving personality made the movie even more magical!

Newt Scamander

Second... Let's talk about WARDROBE! I mean, come on! It's New York City in 1926, the roaring twenties. Everything is so casually glamorous. I'm so passionate about the 20's fashion, it was such a beautiful era. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is nominated for Costume Design and honestly, I hope it wins because it was just beautiful!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Third... Can we just talk about the fact that the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America is a BLACK WOMAN! Amazing! I absolutely loved it!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fourth... The soundtrack, I have no shame admitting that I'm currently listening on my Spotify as I write this review. The music is so important in a movie and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Soundtrack is simply magical!

Spotify

Fifth... Adult Wizards and Witches! Don't get me wrong I love love love Harry Potter but it was so nice seeing adults perform magic without thinking about the spell. Although I would love if they had more wand action. Still, it was lovely to see adults in action and speaking about wands, can we just take a look at how BEAUTIFUL the wands are??? I'm so buying the Fantastic Beasts Wand Set from Noble Collection!

Wand

Sixth... Queenie Goldstein! From her very first entrance, I was bewitched by her. She embraces the 1920s flapper with exceptional grace, so I ended up developing a big girl crush on her. Queenie was such a strong character full of potential that we'll hopefully see in the future movies and... SHE CAN READ MINDS! How cool is that??

Queenie Goldstein

Seventh... Johnny Depp! I'm a HUGE fan of Johnny's work as an actor, I love his movies and I love how he always plays such unique characters. I got so excited with his appearance that in the end!!

Johnny Depp

Eighth... the beasts are truly absolutely fantastic!! The creatures were so beautiful and when you have creatures like the Niffler and Pickett you know you'll laugh a LOT! 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

And finally... Hufflepuff! I'm a proud Slytherin but I was so happy that Newt was a Hufflepuff, it was just right! I love all houses but Hufflepuff house is just so humble and caring. Also as a Knitter, I was raving at Newt's scarf, I'm so gonna knit it!

Hufflepuff

In the end, I absolutely loved the movie, I can't believe that we have four more to go, it just makes me so happy.
I hope you liked this long (but totally worth it) review! Thank you, J. K. Rowling I owe you so much!


How I Overcame Depression Naturally

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Hello, everyone!
Oh boy it has been a while but I think I'm finally on track on share all my experiences and explain why I was away for so long, not only from Blogging but Social Media in general.

Back in October 2015 I already knew that something was wrong with me, but I've always been a complicated girl, I've had tons of ups and downs due to my past and all the bad things that happened to me. Although I was kind of used to the ups and downs, this time around I was feeling quite nervous about it, but I just took a deep breath and carried on with my life.

depression

It was actually in the beginning of February 2016 that all hell broke loose! I just felt too tired, sad and hopeless all the time... I cried so much and most of the times I didn't even know why! I found myself going back to the bad habits of self-harm and suicide wishes. Basically, my life was just a huge mess and I lost all hope.

So I started therapy, for the first time I was seeing a Psychiatrist, it all looked pretty simple and easy, I was diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety and all I had to do was taking my medication. 
But I knew it would be too good to be true, my depression episodes started when I was only 5 years old and after that was just a mess of misunderstanding, frustration and sadness. So I knew it would take me more than just "medication therapy" to solve this mess.

pills

My reaction to medication was the worst part in my opinion. I was constantly sleepy, I couldn't concentrate AT ALL at work and waking up was a constant battle with my body and brain.
I lost count of how many times my doctor changed the medication, she even did it over the phone once! Unfortunately, nothing was working I was losing hope that I would ever feel like myself again.

One day, around September 2016, I felt like I was dying from the inside out and I was back to point zero. I locked myself in the bathroom and I just begged to die, to end all the pain I was feeling. That's when I realized that none of this treatment was working and I was just damaging my body and mind even more.

depression

So around October 2016, I started a different treatment, a natural one where my cure would come from me and would only depend on me. So it was, for three months straight I had intense therapy for my mind, body and spirit. The first step was believing I could make it, I was so desperate to feel like myself again that I would do anything!

I must say that it was physically and mentally challenging, I cried in every session, I got angry, frustrated, sad... But after one month I was medication free! I started to understand my mind and my feeling. With that, it became easier and easier to control my emotions and, by the end of December, I was feeling good for the first time.

I never felt like myself again and you know what? I'm glad I didn't! Because the person "myself" used to be was not a healthy and strong person. That's what I am now, so no, I don't want to feel like myself ever again. I want to always feel me!

Hopefully, this post will inspire you and remember that life isn't about finding yourself, it's about CREATING yourself.
life
If you have any questions about my journey against depression please feel free to comment it downstairs.
In the future, I'll write about all the things that I did and will give some advice that I took for myself during this journey.
See you soon!


Knitting vs. Anxiety?

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Hello, everyone! I started knitting in November and suddenly I find myself with a new hobby and spend loads of money on yarns.

One thing that I noticed with knitting was how my anxiety reacted to it, recently I had so many anxiety attacks and usually I’m really good at hiding them, I just go to the bathroom I’ll do some breathing exercises and focus on something completely different and in a matter of 5-10 minutes I’m ready to take on the world again.

cats

However, in the past months, with my knitting projects, I noticed that my anxiety was still there but not on the spotlight as often. So after researching the benefits of knitting, I came across some conclusions that I can relate with.

It gives you a sense of pride!
So true! When my mom taught me the knitting basics I was so frustrated! All I said was “This is so hard! I’ll never be able to do this!” and that being said, kudos to my brother that immediately told me that he wanted a Ravenclaw scarf from the Harry Potter movie. So after a few videos on YouTube and a LOT of practice, I started this huge scarf. When I finished it, me and my brother looked at it like it was magic! I felt so proud of myself, it will always be my first big project :)

Knitting can be so relaxing!
A lot of simple projects can be very repetitive and with that you can simply zone out and enjoy little things. For me, there’s nothing better that knitting and watch Sherlock’s Series on Netflix.

Bye bye stress!
I consider myself a stressful person, which is logic because I have anxiety, stress and anxiety are like mean lovers, so the rhythmic motions and sense of focus that knitting requires can help distract from symptoms of anxiety and stress.
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And that's it! I really love this new hobby, it has developed my creativity and brought a lot of benefits to my mental health.

Do you have any therapeutic hobbies? Let me know in the comments below :)


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