Baltic Way 30th Anniversary

What is the “Baltic Way”?

Baltic-Way-in-Tallinn-Gunnar-VaidlaThe Baltic Way was a peaceful political demonstration which took place on 23 August 1989 when approximately two million people joined their hands forming a 600 km long human chain through the Baltic countries, thus demonstrating their unity in their efforts towards freedom.

Why did the Baltic Way take place?

In 1940 the Baltic states were occupied by the Soviet Union which had previously agreed upon it with Nazi Germany. The agreement was entered into on 23 August 1939 in Moscow and was entirely secret. This document is called the Hitler–Stalin Pact or the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact (by the surnames of the signatories: the USSR Minister for Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov and the German Minister for Foreign Affairs Joachim von Ribbentrop).15948__51a6f33e18cd2.jpg

At the end of the 1980s the effects of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact were still sharply present in the Baltic states. The occupation continued but the USSR denied the existence of the Pact and continuously asserted that the Baltic states had voluntarily joined the Soviet Union. On 23 August 1989, the 50th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the inhabitants of the three Baltic states demanded public acknowledgement of the Pact’s secret protocols and the renewal of the independence of the Baltic states.

How did the Baltic Way take place?

1408687904_bcAt 19:00 on 23 August 1989 approximately two million inhabitants of the Baltic states joined hands forming a human chain from Tallinn through Riga to Vilnius. The Baltic Way was organised by the national movements of the Baltic states: the Estonian Rahvarinne, the Latvian Popular front of Latvia and the Lithuanian Sajūdis. The participants gathered in the cities and villages where the campaign was to take place or drove to the less inhabited Baltic territories where the Baltic Way was to wind through.

(Info found on thebalticway.eu definitely check out the site for more info on this historical event)

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baltijas ceļš tautu meitasSo on the 23. August in all three Baltic countries there was big memorial events (like concerts, exhibitions)celebrating this Historical moment. And like last year I was invited to stand in a folk costume with other girls,  representing the countries who were affected by the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.

I was in the Ukrainian folk costume (looking all cute if I can say so myself) and my friend Jonathan carried the flag. People took so many pictures of us and asked to take photos with them(wouldn’t be surprised if my face is everywhere on people personal facebooks). At the end of the event, people had the opportunity to light candles in a symbolical “Fire Road”. It was a great time, with amazing people and positive emotions!

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“Romance is a Bonus Book”-a treat for Booklovers!

1_3nRUWSynHA4DKhY8_YRW7gAbout the Drama: Cha Eun Ho is a successful author and a senior editor at a book publishing company. Kang Dan-i is a mother and former successful advertising executive. When Cha Eun Ho was a child, Kang Dan-i saved him from an accident and was injured. Cha Eun Ho helped her recuperate and they have been close friends ever since. When Kang Dan-i goes through a major life change and tries to re-enter the professional world, their lives become even more connected. They face personal and professional challenges as they slowly start to realize their true feelings for each other.

originalNo. of episodes‎: ‎16
Genre‎: ‎Romantic comedy
Production company(s)‎: ‎Story & Pictures Media
Original network‎: ‎tvN

 

 

My Thoughts 

*mild spoilers*

Plot

kdrama-romance-is-a-bonus-bookI thought it would solely about the romance(and how it blooms), but it was so much more than that.  This drama (in my opinion) is about growing as a person, finding yourself even when people say you are too old for that. For me, the publishing house was the real star of this drama and the staff of it was the perfect “backdrop” for our heroes to grow. I loved how books were the center of some plots and the big “plot twist”.

The chemistry between our main couple

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Our second love interest 

tumblr_pq6wvmy0NG1tfw70go1_500Wi Ha-Joon who played Ji Seo Joon is our second love interest and weirdly the “only” love interest that is going somewhere for like the first 5/6 episodes, it was unexpected, to say the least. I liked him sometimes more than our main love interest.

How it ends

1 The ending wasn’t rushed and I appreciate it, but was it satisfying? Yes and No. All the plot wholes we did see resolved in the last episode but I don’t know, didn’t feel satisfied with the ending. Felt like something was missing.

 

 

Watch it 

Netflix or Watch Asian(for free)

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“The Shopaholic” tag

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Hello, My Darlings and Hi if you are new here, It’s so nice to see you!Hope the week is going great for you. Today I want to talk about fashion and shopping and this tag that I found on the internet is an amazing way to do so. Let’s dive into it!

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1. Would you consider yourself a shopaholic?

I would call myself a beginner shopaholic.

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2. How would you classify your style?

Casual Preppy? I love chiffon shirts and blazers for my everyday wear.

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3. What store can you not leave without buying at least one thing?

Sin-say, I always get at least one thing from them (like a t-shirt or leggings)

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4. Where do you find the best deals?

Online, one of the greatest places for a good deal is Aliexpress

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5. What designer are you willing to splurge for?

None, I don’t like designer Items. I know this sounds strange, but I never really cared about stuff like that.

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6. Do you have a “go-to” shopping outfit?

T-shirt and jeans, I don’t try on clothes before buying so it’s not as important for me to easily take off clothes.

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7. What is your guilty pleasure?

If we are talking overall then it’s chocolate, if we are talking fashion – buying too many T-shirts!

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8. What is one staple clothing piece you cannot live without?

Skinny Jeans! I love them so much. Skinny Jeans look amazing with any outfit.

 

9. What is a trend you hope never goes out of style?

Skinny Jeans!

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10. What trend did you love that passed away to quickly?

Oh…I don’t have an answer for this one.

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11. Who is your fashion icon?

Blair Waldorf, her outfits are always spot on.

 

 

 

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*The Blogger Recognition Award*(2019 edition)

Hello Darlings and Hi if you are new here, it’s so nice to see you, How are you? I got nominated for the “Blogger Recognition Award” by the lovely  Lexington bookie (Thank you so much!) definitely go check her out, She is such an amazing Book Blogger and I love her reviews.

So let’s dive into it!

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RULES

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, and provide the link to the post you’ve created.

 

 

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Why my Blog started!

20190106_142911_500To be very honest This is the second blog I ever made, my first blog doesn’t exist anymore(I deleted it). I made this blog because I wanted to start fresh, really put the effort into blogging, share with the world my thoughts, and try to see if it’s something for me. And I can say, I love it! I love blogging and connecting to people through my blog.

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ADVICE to new Bloggers!
  • Being a new Blogger can be intimidating, there will be lots of people who will “grow” faster than you, who will get opportunities before you. Don’t get discouraged, you are still amazing and your work is valid. There is no time limit for success. 
  • Social Media is your best friend. I’m still learning this one myself but getting more people to read and follow your blog through social media (like Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.) is such an important thing, and starting to promote your blog(just don’t spam people please) when you just “launched” will really help you to “grow” your blog.

 

I NOMINATE:

(No pressure to do this “award”)

Again Thank you  Lexington bookie for Nominating me!

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Another mini Aliexpress Haul!

Hello, My Darlings and Hey if you are new here! How are you all doing? Hope this week started amazing for you. Today I want to talk about my Aliexpress haul. Some of my orders are coming in and it feels like Christmas every time I open a package, so today I want to share some stuff I got and my thoughts about them. Let’s dive into it!

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5PC mini Knitted hats 

The price I paid – € 1,74 

Shipping – To Latvia 0,11

Size:High about 4.5CM,Wide about 4CM
Material: Wool 
This is such a great find for my “Krissy” and “Kelly” dolls. I thought that those hats would fit Barbie dolls, nope they sadly don’t, but they do fit my little dolls and that’s even better because those smaller dolls don’t have accessories especially for them. Very happy with the quality, for 5 pc the price is phenomenal. Would recommend!
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The price I paid –€ 1,46
Shipping – FREE
Measurement of 1 sheet: approx. 12.5cm * 9cm (appr. 4.9in * 3.5in);
Quantity:
1 sheet =24pcs of photo corner stickers
I got those for scrapbooking and I’m so surprised about how good the quality is for the price. I bought the gold ones because I thought they would look great on black(the color my Scrapbook is) paper. Love Those!

NOVO  Waterproof Long-lasting Eyebrow Peel Off tint 

The price I paid – € 1.80 

Shipping – FREE

Color optional: 3 kinds of color
Efficacy: long-lasting, waterproof

Isn’t the packaging the cutest? Sadly there are no English instructions, but I figured out what to do by the pictures on the box. I tried on myself and on my mom, it was a disaster on my eyebrows, but a total win on moms. So if you have bald spots in your eyebrows it’s not for you.

Mini HOLY Bible Keychain 

The price I paid – € 0,64

Shipping – FREE

Item Type: Christian Keychain

Color: Photo Color

Shape: Bible

Size:4.4cm * 3.6cm * 1.5cm

Material: Paper

Perfect gift for any Christian in your life. I got both of those for my dolls, but my mom saw it and asked if she can have the green one for herself. The best things about it, it’s an actual bible, but just tiny. An amazing and affordable find!

 Clothes for Barbie Doll 

The price I paid – € 1,28

Shipping – FREE

Fit For: Barbie Doll / Silkstone Barbie Doll / FR Doll / Momoko Doll / Blythe Doll / Pullip Doll / Jenny Doll/Kurhn Doll (11.5″-12″ Doll)

Color: As pictures show

Package Including 1x Outfit ( Depend On Your Selection )

(The Doll And Other Accessories are NOT Included)

Looks great on almost every Barbie body type, the quality is okay . There are some loose threads and the skirt is not sown well, but I do love the design and for the price, I’m pretty okay with those minor imperfections.

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I Binge-Watched “High Society” for 24h straight, and I don’t regret it!

Yup, It’s not a clickbait title(I wish), I really Binge-Watched “High Society” for 24 hours. Am I Crazy?! Yes, yes I am! But did it feel good? Yes, it did.

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So it all started yesterday when I was looking for something to watch. And I found “High Society”, decided to watch 2 episodes before bed and if I like it I would watch it tomorrow, that was the plan…I finished watching 11 episode 05:00 in the morning(and after 5 hours of sleep I finished watching the whole drama), how did it happen?! I don’t know, but this drama sucked me in. I laughed and cried, then laughed some more. And I can say that’s exactly what I needed, for some time my life was(and still is) going “slow”, and I’m in this “funk”, so this was something that I needed. Good emotions and a great storyline.

About the drama 

f8e98e199df4a38972a43517fb3963c5Jang Yoon-Ha is the youngest daughter of a chaebol (family-owned conglomeration). Even though her family is extremely wealthy, she holds a part-time job at a food market. She hides her background as an heiress and attempts to find a man that loves her for herself

You can watch it – here (for free)

 

 

NarrowThinBlackwidowspider-max-1mbI’m in love with Park Hyung-Sik! He was simply amazing in this drama, I loved him as  Yoo Chang-Soo (and his mom was gold). The main couple Jang Yoon-Ha(Uee) and Choi Joon-Gi(Sung Joon) was okay, they had great chemistry and the storyline was well written, sourcebut I was more invested in the relationship of  Yoo Chang-Soo(Park Hyung-Sik) and Lee Ji-Yi(Lim Ji-Yeon).

Definitely, recommend you to check this KDrama out!  

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Makeup Brushes from Aliexpress-First Impression

About the Brushes 

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  • Made up of high-quality material
  • The soft and smooth brush hair is very safe and comfortable, they will not scratch your skin and easy to pick up powder.
  • With the unique shape of brush handle, this will be more easily to grip and control.
  • Its colorful brush hair will not fade.
  • They are ideal for the application of powder, foundation, blush, concealer and other uses for face, eyes, etc.
  • It is portable, suitable for both professional use and home use.
Specifications:324015040-1451126331

Condition: 100% Brand New
Item Type: Makeup Brush
Brush Handle Material: Plating Rubber & Aluminum Tube
Brush Hair Material: Nylon & Wool
Brush Handle Length: Approx. 14.8cm / 5.8inch
Brush Hair Length: Approx. 2.5cm / 0.9inch
Color: As Picture Show
Quantity: 6PCS
Package Weight: Approx. 66g

*You can find those Brushes here*

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My Thoughts 

Shipping and Packaging 

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5/5 stars 

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Brushes came from China to Latvia in 3 weeks, individually wrapped in plastic. Came without any defects. The shipping was free.

Quality

 

4/5 stars 

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Price

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5/5 stars 

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I Paid for the 6 brushes set – 3.80 euro(free shipping). That’s a pretty great price for the quality. Definitely, an amazing find and affordable find will buy some more brushes from the seller.

 

 OVERALL

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Looks really cute
  • Great Quality
  • Perfect for traveling

Cons 

  • The bristles are lighter than promo photo
  • Much smaller then I thought

 

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Douglas MakeUp “QUATTRO EYESHADOW”-Review

Hello My Darlings!And Hey if you are new here, it’s so nice to have you here. How’s the last month of summer treat you? Are you ready for Fall? Today I want to talk about Makeup, an eyeshadow palette to be specific. I already talked a little bit about it in this post- Douglas Makeup Haul and I wanted to talk more(and show some swatches )

Let’s dive into it! 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

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PhotoEditor_20190803_134247829Four compatible tones in one eye shadow box. Intense tone, long-lasting, silky and gentle texture, easy to apply and blend. Shining and expressive eyes.

Usage: Apply to the eyelids with an applicator or finger.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS 

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Packaging

 

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4/5 stars 

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The packaging is very simple and sleek, made from high quality black glossy plastic. It’s sturdy, came sealed(but not in a box). I like how it looks, doesn’t feel cheap.

 Texture and Quality

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4.5/5 stars 

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The palette has 4 colors,3 of those are shimmer and the brown shade is matt. The shimmer shades are more creamy than the matt one, but still, they are a little bit chalky(all of them). They do stay the whole day without a primer, are easy to blend. My favorite shadow color is the lightest, I use it as a highlight. Pretty happy with the quality for the price I paid.

OVERALL

   Pros  

  • The eyeshadows don’t have a scent
  • Long-lasting
  • Looks great on your vanity
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Expensive without a discount
  • Doesn’t have a mirror

 

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Back to School Outfit Ideas!

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Hello My Darlings!And Hi if you are new here, My name is Anna and I’m very happy to see you here. It’s almost back to school time for many of you (Our schools and Uni starts in September) and I decided it would be fun to share some outfit ideas(I made those in Shoplook). I really tried to make the outfits casual, comfy but still stylish and most important affordable(thanks to Aliexpress). Hope you will like them! Let’s dive into it!

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“Casual I don’t care ” Look

I find this look very school appropriate! It’s still interesting, the T-shirt gives this look a little bit more sass, and with the right accessories, you will look amazing!

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Light Backpack

Earrings 

High waist jeans

“Stop Making Drama You are not Shakespeare “Tshirt 

Vintage Retro Glasses

“Low effort ” Look

Having an item of clothing that is easy to style is a must for anyone still in school or Uni. And This Hooded sweater dress is a perfect “low effort” piece. Just put some sneakers, some fun accessories and you are good to go!

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Hooded Long Sleeve Fleece Dress in the color black

Waterproof Backpack 

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“Preppy Babe” Look

This is my favorite look,  definitely will get this shirt for myself. I love the asymmetric look and with simple black skinny jeans, simply fabulous! One of my favorite accessories right now is a lipstick(You can transform a look simply by changing the lip color). I think any nude lipstick will look great with this.

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“Gold” Watch

Asymmetrical Striped Shirt 

Black Highwaist Jeans 

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