December Favorites!

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

giphy (9) Hello, my darlings!I hope you had a very cozy and joyful Christmas(or any other holiday you are celebrating).I can’t believe it’s the end of December and 2017…like next month it’s 2018!!!Crazy,right?!So it’s time for December favourites!

 

FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

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Isana young S.O.S clear-anti acne gel

My face this month broke out so much (I’m blaming stress ), and nothing really worked .I got this gel, it did help me in the past, so maybe it would help me now too…And boy it did!My face is so much clearer and I don’t have any inflamed acne anymore.

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Gel moussant

This I got as an early Christmas gift, and together with the S.O.S gel, it helped my skin so much.Thank mom for getting me this!

 

FAVORITE TV SHOW

Versailles

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Versailles, 1667. Haunted by the trauma of the Fronde, as the nobles of his court begin to rebel against the monarchy, 28-year-old King Louis XIV of France and Navarre (George Blagden), in a Machiavellian political move, decides to make the nobility submit by imposing a definitive move of the court from Paris to Versailles, his father’s former hunting lodge. Trapped by their king’s “invitation”, the nobles of Paris gradually come to see the castle as a gilded prison, and soon even the most humble courtiers of the king begin to show their viciousness as the alcoves of secrets, politics, and war are maneuvered through, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.

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The White Queen

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A portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne. The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster. The House of York’s young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker.” But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick’s plan to control the throne comes crashing down.

FAVORITE SONG

 

Tell me in the comments, What are your favourites this December?

That’s it from me

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The Christmas Tag

giphy (7)Merry Christmas my lovely people!I hope you are having a great Christmas Day. I’m finally at home from Tallin(Estonia), I was away for 4 days, that’s why I hadn’t time to post or write anything , Right now I’m tired but very happy. Today I’m FINALLY doing the Christmas tag.Thank you sophiie97 for tagging me, Guys go check out her blog…She writes such fun posts for this Holiday season!

Let’s start with the TAG!

What’s Your Favourite Christmas Movie?

I have a list of my favourite ones.You can read it here

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Have You Ever Had A White Christmas?

I live in a Nordic country,so a white Christmas is normal here. But the last 2/3 years we don’t have it, and that makes me sad….

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Where Do You Usually Spend Your Holiday?

Home, with my family

What Is Your Favourite Christmas Song?

Do You Open Any Presents On Christmas Eve?

yes!In Latvia, it’s tradition to open gifts on the Christmas Eve.

Can You Name All Of Santa’s Reindeer?

Am…..I know just one of them..Rudolf

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What Holiday Traditions Are You Looking Forward To This Year?

Eating lots of gingerbread cookies called Piparkūkas in Latvian.

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Is Your Christmas Tree Real or Fake?

This year fake

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What Is Your Favourite Holiday Treat/Food/Sweet?

Gingerbread cookies

Do You Like Giving Or Receiving Gifts Better?

Giving!Always!I just love to see the joy in people’s faces when they open the present.tumblr_ml5h35LbNV1qb3f0ao2_250

What Is The Best Christmas Present You Ever Received?

I don’t have one, maybe the Barbie doll house.

What Is Your Dream Place To Visit For The Holiday Season?

I would love to see Santa Clause in Finland.

Are You A Pro Present Wrapper Or Do You Fail Miserably?

I am a mess when it comes to wrapping.tenor (6)

Most Memorable Christmas Memory?

I guess the one I told here

When do you start getting excited for Christmas?

After the Independence day (18th November).

Use one noise to describe how excited you are for Christmas?

AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

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What Makes The Holidays Special For You?

Being together and celebrating the holidays with my family and friends.

Do you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Do you stick to them?

I try to, but we all know how it goes…tenor (7)

I’m tagging…everyone who is reading this!I don’t know who has already done it , so If you did or will do this tag, please leave a link in the comments!

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That’s it from me

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Wacky Christmas Challenge

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Hello, my lovely people!I’m not dead(obviously), but just very busy with life and work.I didn’t expect my December to be so full of events and stuff I needed to do, so I’m very sorry to not be able to post as much(I’m so envious of all the other bloggers, who do such amazing holiday posts, I’m jealous..but in a good way)I’m back with a new tag,a Christmas one(Finally?!).Thank you jadewheelerblog for tagging me.If you haven’t check out her blog already I would highly recommend, she is such a sweetheart and her blog is AMAZING!

The rules 

  • Use the tag image Lizzy created.
  • Link to the creator(Lizzy) and the original post.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Answer the 6 wacky Christmas questions.
  • Tag 6 new people.
  • Copy and paste the same questions for the people you tagged

Your Questions
What is the strangest thing you ever got for Christmas?

I haven’t really got anything strange for Christmas, but I did have one “strange” accident with gifts one year.My brother was 7 or 8 at the time(I’m 3,5 years older than him)and while looking for blankets at my grandmother’s house he found the gift stash hidden (obviously from Santa ) and was telling me that he will get a microscope for Christmas and I’m getting a paint set(interesting fact:In Latvia children mostly  just get one gift from “Santa”).I was like,okay that’s cool.So we are getting to the Christmas eve, and my brother is going to the tree too read a poem(We get gifts on the Christmas eve and you need to “earn” them by doing something, like singing or telling a poem.) .After he is done my mom is handing him the gift, and who would know?!He got a battle castle and I got the microscope, and my mom got the paint set. His face was priceless, he was so disappointed he got it all wrong, but that evening we played together with all the stuff, so it was all good.

Do you eat turkey for Christmas dinner or something else?

In my family, we where strict(it was a new thing in Latvia at the time, so relative to an average family we were) Vegetarians when I was growing up, so we had just fish(that’s the only “meat’ we did eat).But traditionally in Latvia people eat pork on the Christmas Eve.

Have you ever eaten fruitcake? Do you like it?

I haven’t.

Do you prefer real or fake Christmas trees?

Both really, right now we have a fake one because we celebrate two Christmases, one on the 24.12 and other on 7.01(My mom is Ukrainian, so we try to keep both traditions alive) .So we need our Christmas tree to stay up a long time, and sadly real ones don’t.

What is the strangest gift you’ve ever given someone?

Does underwear with text on the bump “I want a white Christmas” counts?I got it last year for one of my friends.

What is the most you’ve ever spent on a gift?

hmm…I guess 30 euro(I’m still a student, so you can guess my budget isn’t very flexible)

I’m tagging…

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ROSAIRA

Word of Daydreamer

Alys in Wonderland

Glitter & Mojitos

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That’s it for this Tag,if you have done it, please leave a link in the comments.

And tell me in the comments, Would you like to read about Latvian Christmas traditions?

That’s it from me

Till next time

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Gift Ideas For Him!

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Hello, world! I hope you all are having a great day. Today I want to talk about gifts for your boyfriends/brothers/fathers or just simple guy friends.I will tell you the truth, the most difficult person to buy a present is my brother(seriously I never know what to get him). So I found some pretty cool and interesting gifts I wanted to share, maybe you will get inspired. Let’s start!

 

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Boyue Bros. Anti Theft Backpack

I think this backpack is really cool. The design is very unique, it waterproof, has a lot of space and pockets inside. I like the “anti-theft” thing.Overall a great bag for traveling or school.

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LAORENTOU Genuine Leather Wallet

Everyone needs a wallet. I don’t know what about men’s and leather wallets, but everyone that I know has one or want one, so why not to get them one as a Christmas gift?I really like how this wallet looks and the price is great.Double win for me.

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Christmas Deer knitted Couples Sweater

This is more a gift for your better half.Chrismas is a beautiful and cold time, so why not to get matching sweaters for the perfect Holiday Instagram selfie?It will look so adorable and with such “not in your face ” holiday print you can easily wear it all the time.

Star Wars T-Shirt

Game of Thrones T-Shirt

T-shirts with favorite Tv show/movie/video game is always a great gift for someone who has a deep passion for the particular thing.

 

Tell me in the comments, What are you getting for the men in your life?

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Favorite Christmas movies

200w_d (1)Hello, my darlings.Can you imagine we are so close to Christmas? Today I want to talk about movies…Christmas movies to be exact. I love to eat cookies, drink cacao and watch Christmas movies in December before Christmas, and I want to share with you all some of my favorites, So let’s start!

 

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Christmas with the Kranks

Finally alone for the holidays, Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) plan to eschew the Christmas traditions and take a cruise in the Caribbean instead. This doesn’t sit well with their Christmas-obsessed neighbors Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Aykroyd) and Walt Scheel (M. Emmet Walsh), who are determined to win the annual “best-decorated street” competition, and the Kranks soon find themselves social outcasts because of their lack of Christmas spirit.

Why I love it: It’s a very funny, light and nice Christmas comedy. We love to watch it together with all the family.Recommend for a little “slice of life” Christmas comedy!

 

 

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Home Alone

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence and that he alone must protect the family home.

Why I love it: Cmon this is a classic. I have so many good childhood memories of this movie, we always watched it on the Christmas day.If you haven’t watch it then I definitely recommend you to see it!!!

 

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The Santa Clause

Divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn’t a dream after all — and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.

Why I love it: It’s such a magical and cute movie, definitely for the whole family.I just love the storyline and the actors …Definitely, a great movie to watch before Christmas or on the Christmas day.

 

Taxi 3

220px-Taxi_3_filmA gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can’t keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, detective Emilien’s wife has just announced that she’s pregnant, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a relationship crisis. After a string of mistakes in which the thieves outsmart the police time and time again with a reporter there to record it all, Daniel and his super-taxi pitch in.

Why I love it: Sometimes all the “magic”  gets too much for me, and this movie is my go to at the holiday season when I want something more action packed but still festive. A great movie,check it out if you like action/comedy movies.

 

Tell me in the comments, What is your favorite Christmas movie?

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November Favorites!

Photo by Keilidh Ewan on Unsplash

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Hey guys!Hope you all are having a great day. Another door is opened on our advent calendar …that means we are closer and closer to Christmas!!!Can you feel the holidays coming ?!Ah, I can’t wait.Today I want to talk about my favorite things this November. November was a cold and a little depressing month for me, but at the same time, it was a pretty patriotic and hopefull time (we celebrated Latvian’s independence day in November ).Okay, Let’s start with the fun stuff!

Favorite beauty products

 

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Acnacid 2 in 1 face cream

My face is going crazy(breakouts, dry patches, redness) this past month and this face cream helped with some of the problems.It’s not drying, but doesn’t make my face oily, I really recommend if you have an oily face, but are experiencing dry patches time to time.It’s a great face cream for the price.

 

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RL de Young power hardener

Guys, you can’t imagine how many bad reviews I have read about this nail polish. It’s mind-blowing for me because I like it even more than my favorite essence XXL nail thickener.

Dzintars-Kredo lux Lipstick in the color T76

I love it..I simply love this lipstick!It’s just perfect, creamy and the color is just amazing and looks good on me!

Favorite Tv show

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Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of “Star Trek: Discovery” begins roughly a decade before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission — as portrayed in the original “Star Trek” from the 1960s — and a century before the events of “Star Trek: Enterprise.” The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise’s universe, but never fully explored

 

Favorite book

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Surprise Package: A Bad Boy Christmas Romance

by Kira Blakely

She needs a fiancé for Christmas, so I’ll pretend.
Hard not to when a gorgeous virgin walks into your strip club.
She’s thinks this is an escort service, and that I’m for hire.
Man is she in the wrong place.

Blair is everything I’m not.
Loving. Gentle. Family girl.
I’m rude, arrogant, and do what the fu@k I want.
Right now, I want her.
So, I’ll play the good fiancé.
Tell the family all the right things.
Kiss her in all the right ways.
And when we’re alone?
I’ll claim that sweet innocence.
Make her soul mine and her body tremble.
I don’t want it to end.
And I damn sure didn’t expect to feel this way.
After this, she’ll have more than just memories.
I have a special gift in mind.

All Kira Blakely novels include alphas who know what they want and know how to treat a lady. This is a full length standalone steamy Christmas romance novel. No cheating, no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed happily ever after. 

Favorite Song

 

Tell me in the comments, What are your favorites this November?

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Practical Gifts For Bloggers

tenorHello, my Lovelies!Hope you are having a great week. I can’t believe it’s December already, and today we are opening the first door on our advent calendars. Time does fly, right? Today I want to talk about gifts for the blogger in your life(or yourself).We all know that making the best content possible is hard, so I found some very useful(and affordable ) things to make this task a little easier.

Let’s start

Mini Folding Studio

Product description-★ Features 
* Built-in Velcro, easy to setup 
* LED Light powered via a USB Cable 
* Super bright led beads, provide soft & average light 
* Four backdrops(white, black, blue & green)provided, well meet your needs 
* Portable design, easy to store and carry, ideal for you to shoot high 
quality picture for small products

This is a pretty cool and handy thing to have around to take pictures of small products for your blog or Instagram. I really like how compact it is , and the light strip is just perfect for bright and high-quality pictures. Think I will get this “studio” for myself, so look out for a review!

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WILTEEXS 36 LED Portable Clip-on Selfie ring 

Product description: It is convenient to use. You can clip it anywhere.
3 BRIGHTNESS LEVELS: Take selfies anywhere, dark nightclubs, Parties, Camping etc. 
With this selfie Ring Light, we will never have to worry the dark environment again. 
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6 LONG LASTING LED BULBS: Provides supplemental or side lighting for photography whenever you have low light conditions.
It also helps you to get higher quality pictures and videos when natural light is not available.
Another pretty handy thing to have around when you are taking selfies. I have seen this selfie ring on Instagram a lot, so finding it for such affordable price on Aliexpress is very amazing.A great and affordable gift for the selfie queen or king in your life.
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Bluetooth selfie stick and tripod By Benro

Product Description: This selfie stick and tripod combination are specially designed for smartphone or GoPro video, still, time-lapse, or long-exposure photography.
Key features: Selfie stick
Tabletop tripod
Bluetooth remote
90-degree vertical rotation
95 % compatibility
Adjustable height or length from 180 to 850 mm

Quiet multifunctional product I would say. Lots of possibilities to use it and very handy for any blogger or vlogger out there.Can be used as a selfie stick or a tripod , very cool!

 

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Cute Cartoon Molang Rabbit Journal  2018 

High-quality soft leather cover (removable), feel comfortable, but also waterproof dirt yo.Open the front cover has a small pocket size is about 6.5 * 8cm, you can put some small things, transportation cards are more than enough to go down it ~Open the back cover, has a plastic cover that can be inserted into the pen, and at any time convenient to write.Inside there are two sides in January 2017 to December 2018 calendar.A title page, the last page, a two-year program in different formats, 76-month plan, The remaining 34 horizontal stripes classic plaid, plaid and small squares page blank page, a total of 114.Schedule The dimensions of about 12.2 * 17.3 (cm), is A5,32K size, a thickness of about 1.4cm.
White, pink, blue and green, three-color choice.

Weight: 220g
Page:about 100 sheets (200 pages)

I think everyone needs a journal for the new year, especialy bloggers.All those ideas for new post/video plans or maybe meetings and collabs need to be written somewhere down and a journal/planner is great for that. So if you are not sure about what to get your blogger friend, a planner is a great gift!

 

Tell me in the comments, What do you think would make a great gift for a blogger?

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