25 things I learned in 25 years(It’s my BIRTHDAY)

It’s official! I’m 25 years old today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME. I still can’t belive it…like how?! Today my plans consist of kdramas and chocolate ,two of my favorite things in this world. But first let me share some things I have learned in 25 years of being alive.

Disclaimer: I will be swearing in this one 

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1.Cut out of your life toxic people

2.Yes you are getting older,deal with it

3.Taking breaks doesn’t mean you are weak

4.Never do anything for a guy

5.Sometimes you need to be a Bitch!

6.Nothing lasts forever and that’s okay

7. Cry if you want to,don’t bottle it all up

8.Deal with your mental health first,anything else comes second

9. Don’t listen to anyone(just Mom)

10. And Yes your Mom is right (most of the time)

11. No…you will not grow out of the Kpop/Jrock faze,and that’s amazing!(13 years going strong)

12. If someone makes fun of your life choices now(or things you like and love),don’t worry…most likely they will do the same things as you years latter because now it’s “cool” and “trendy”

13. If you are tired ,just cancel those plans…it’s not worth it!

14.TAKE YOUR VITAMINS!

15. Staying up for 24 h to watch a kdrama is both very smart and really stupid life choice

16. Work on your anger

17.  You are worth it!

18. School is not for everyone and that’s okay

19. Making 5 year plans doesn’t work for you…sorry

20. Having few true friends is better than having 1000 fake ones

 

21. BUY THAT DRESS!

22. Family comes first…ALWAYS

23…But not toxic family members..you don’t need those in your life

24.Sometimes things doesn’t work out and that’s okay

25. What you want isn’t what you need!

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Is it good for oily skin?”Hyaluronic Aloe Jelly by Garnier”- review

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

HYALURONIC ALOE JELLY by GARNIER. Aloe gel. The product is intended for normal and combination skincare. It has a light and pleasant jelly texture that is quickly absorbed and will not leave an unpleasant sticky feeling. It contains 96% ingredients of natural origin, including beneficial aloe extract and hyaluronic acid. The cosmetic moisturizes deeply in the long-term and hydrates the skin. In addition, it soothes irritations, softens the skin, and restores its elasticity. The product can be used as a face cream or mask.garnier

  • A light gel.
  • For normal and combination skin.
  • Moisturizing, hydrating, and caring for the skin.
  • Containing 96% ingredients of natural origin.

 

 

 

So I used this one for around a month ,
so those are my thoughts and opinions 

PACKAGING

It’s a very simple glass jar(we love that it’s not plastic), nothing special about it. But it’s a heavy jar, so not really travel friendly. Easy to open and close, the lid is plastic.

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TEXTURE AND QUALITY

It’s a very light but tacky jelly-like texture, it has a light scent(I don’t really like it). It doesn’t contain any oils ,and that’s amazing! I’m happy with the quality.

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THE PRICE

It’s around 4/6 euro in Latvia. So very affordable.

SKIN AFTER USE

Is this real?! A product for normal/Combination skin worked for me?! And guys, my skin got better! Almost no new acne, I’m amazed. Overall I’m very happy with this product.


OVERALL

 Pros  

  • A glass packaging
  • Good for acne pron skin
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Has a scent
  • Heavy glass,so it’s not really travel friendly
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Well, I did something crazy…

Hello, my darlings! I hope this week started amazingly for you. Well…I did something crazy… I MADE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

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Don’t worry I will not stop blogging here(I have seen some girls do that after opening a Youtube channel), because I do love to write and share my thoughts with you all. So if you are interested to see my face more then usual, feel free to subscribe (I will love you forever!) Hope You enjoy my first video ever(don’t mind my awkward face in the thumbnail)!

 

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The Fae Hunter’s Daughter (Whims of Witches #1) by Nissa Leder -Book review

I talked about this book(and many more ) on my new bookstagram account, so if you want to check it out here is the linkaurorasbookcorner

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When Eden discovers she has magic, she’s thrown into the middle of a supernatural world she never knew existed.

Everything was normal in Eden Brooks’ life until two weeks ago, when in a moment of frustration, she threw a remote across the living room at her twin sister—with her mind. But that’s not all. Somehow, she can make water boil and start a fire without a match.

At first, Eden keeps her newfound abilities a secret. Until she meets Nox at the park near her house. He’s mysterious, witty, and not bad to look at. But more than that, he has magic of his own.

But as Eden gets to know him, she learns his powers aren’t the same as hers and that his motives aren’t as selfless as he pretends. When her dad sees the two of them together, he forbids her from seeing him ever again.

Soon, she learns truths about her father she never thought possible, leading Eden to question everything she knows.

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Spoiler Free

The story– 4/5

Setting of the book– 3/5

Main Hero– We get multiple points of view, so it’s hard to tell anything about it.

Smexy Times?– Non

Overall – 3,5/5 stars

This is the first book I have read from this particular author. My main reason for getting this ebook was the cover😍(and of course the title, who doesn’t love some fea in they’re life). I loved the writing style, the story was interesting and easy to follow. This story is told from multiple points of view, I don’t like books like that, but in this case, it worked, mainly because you could really tell the difference between our heroes. Overall a great easy and fast read, have already gotten the next book and can’t wait to see where this story is going

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FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK

 

The show on TV was about a bunch of girls competing to win some modeling contract. Two of the contestants were arguing about who deserved to win the show.
Silver’s eyebrow curved. “This is what humans spend their time fighting over?”
Vito sipped his wine. “Wonderful, isn’t it?”

“Lipstick is a tricky thing.” Eden shut Fiona’s door and using the button on the keys, made sure she was locked. “One wrong move of the lips before it’s dry and bad things can happen.”

“My friend seems to have a case of love-at-first-sight,” the girl said. “Which isn’t like him.”
“Ahh, good ol’ love-at-first-sight. So fairytale-esque.”

“Fae Hunters, huh?” Kaelem leaned back. “Like Buffy but they hunt us not vampires. Interesting.”

“I’ve been dreaming of you,” Stella said. “Not in a creepy way, but I’m a clairvoyant.
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March TBR(to be read)

Hello My Darlings! I’m doing another TBR post ,why I do them if I never read the books I’m talking in those? Because I have lots of books and I want to talk about every single one of them…but to be serious I have a massive physical TBR(to be read) pile and I need to finally read some of those so I can get new books! And…There is a BookExpo at the end of the month in Latvia and I’m planning to go. That means new books, so I really need to read some of the ones I have. Let’s dive into the books I’m REALLY planning to read in March.

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The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas, tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

Why I’m excited to read this book :

People love it,hate it and just don’t care about this book. The Latvian version has such a pretty and shiny cover, it was a total cover buy for me. I genuinely want to know if it’s good or not.

 

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
by Terry Pratchett,Neil Gaiman 

 

‘Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right.’

People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea?

You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it.

It’s a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They’ve been living amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse.

And then there’s the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist…

Why I’m excited to read this book :

Good Omens was my favorite Tv show of 2019 , I didn’t know it was based on the book. So after finding this book in my local outlet, I needed to have it! I really want to compare the book and tv show in a future post.

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The White Princess
(The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #5)
by Philippa Gregory

When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades.

But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III—and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. While the new monarchy can win power, it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of York.

Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last.

Why I’m excited to read this book :

I loved White Queen the Tv show but the White princess wasn’t my favorite. I’m hoping the book will be better than the Tv Show.I’m very interested in Tudor history so I have high hopes for this one.

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Bared to You
(Crossfire #1)
by Sylvia Day

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire and became a global phenomenon…

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness. He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily.

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds and desires.

The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart.

Why I’m excited to read this book :

I have already read this one(as an ebook) and it was good…I was so excited to find it as a psychical copy in Latvian for a very affordable price. And I want to reread it!

 

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I watched Munsters for the first time AND here are my Thoughts!

The first time I heard about Munsters was two years ago when I looked up The Addams family original tv show. As someone who didn’t grow up in America and didn’t watch reruns of old sitcoms (like really old) like the Addams family, I was intrigued. The only thing why I didn’t watch any episodes till this day was because they are in black and white, and to be honest this wasn’t something I was into. But now finding all of the episodes on Youtube in amazing quality I was like”Why not watch it!”. I watched the first season this week and here are my thoughts…

Who are the Munsters?

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So the family consists of 5 family members we see in every episode(and some more who come and go). There are Lily(vampire) and Herman(Frankensteins monster), a married couple, they have a son whose name is Eddie(a werewolf).Grandpa(Lilies dad and a vampire) who makes different experiments in the basement, and then we have the only “normal” family member Marylin(she is Lilie’s niece). She is a “normal” teen who wants to find love and be more like her family. The Munsters live at 1313 Mockingbird Lane in the city of Mockingbird Heights, a fictional suburb in California. And they have a pet Dragon. The running gag of the series is that the family, while decidedly odd, consider themselves fairly typical working-class people of the era.

My Favorite Family member- Lily

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The Plot

giphy (3) A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely. The Munsters are a weird but honest family. … Marilyn (their niece) is the only normal one (that is the ugly duck of the family). I can say just one thing…6f3c7683e4ff15c9c9d6336ae4e40476Why isn’t it remade?! I would love to see a 2020 spin on this unique family and how they deal with everyday life.wRvFIBw I really like that this family is not overly rich like The Addams, but are just middle classed family living quietly in the suburbs, thinking about kids’ college funds and how to save/make some extra money on the side. I felt like I could relate to them much more than the Addams.

Would I recommend watching it?

YES!

Will I watch the 2 season?

Definitely!

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Himalaya “Gentle Refreshing Face Wash” – review

About the product :

IMG_20200125_132638Soap-free daily use face wash gel that gently cleanses your face and removes excess oil without over-drying. Enriched with Citron, a natural astringent and cooling agent that tones your skin, and Honey that deep cleanses and nourishes, it leaves your skin feeling softer, healthier and refreshed.

for Combination to Oily skin

Not tested on Animals

Ingredients: Aqua, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Extract, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate and Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Honey, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Metabisulfite, Methylchloroisothiazolinone & Methylisothiazolinone, Disodium EDTA.

 

I used it for 2 months (at the beginning of December until the end of January)

My Thoughts 

Packaging

The packaging is pretty average, nothing new or innovating. Made from sturdy plastic, easy to open. Easy on the eye.

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Quality and Scent

The quality of the actual product is good, not the best I have ever used, but still decent. This face wash has a “scrub” effect (It has those small “balls” inside), but to be honest, I don’t like that….it would be much better without them. It has a scent, not overbearing but still. If that’s something you don’t like, better skip this one.

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My skin after using 

It was okay. My skin didn’t get worst, but it didn’t get better. A pretty good face wash for someone who has dry patches or is more on the “normal” face type but “oily in the T zone”. Basically what I’m trying to say is It didn’t help my overly oily and acne-prone skin, I feel like the Jojoba oil in the ingredient list could be my answer why.

OVERALL

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 Pros  

  • affordable
  • lasts for more than a month
  • not tested on animals
  • Soap-Free

Cons

  • has a scent
  • doesn’t help with acne

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53 cheap date ideas

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Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? Next week it’s valentine’s day! Are you excited? Many of you are going od n dates or at least planning something for this romantic date. So I thought it was a good idea to give you some ideas for a fun date but on a strict budget, hope you will find it helpful! Let’s dive into it!

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1. Inside or outside picnic

2.Movie marathon

3.Midnight bike ride together

4. Play board games 

5.Make a new recipe together

There are tons on the internet. Never made a pizza from scratch? Haven’t tried this interesting Indian dish? Why not make it a fun date night and it doesn’t need to be expensive(definitely cheaper than going out).

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6.Go for a run together.

7.Roller skate around your neighborhood or in a local park.

8. Volunteer together.

9.Attend a free concert in the park.

10. Buy or make cheap kites and go fly them in the park.

Have you ever tried making a kite? If not,that’s a unique date idea and it definitely on a budget. Find a “How To” video on youtube and try to make a kite with your significant other.

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11.Feed ducks at the pond.

12.Challenge each other to a video game competition.

13.Browse at a bookstore.

14.Enjoy a hike.

15.Sing karaoke

You don’t need to go out of your house for this! Try a Youtube karaoke video version of your favorite song or a karaoke app(there are lots of them ), sing a duet or “battle” it out. A great date with little or no investment.

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16.Put together a puzzle 

17.Volunteer Together

18.Home Poker Night

19.Play Truth or Dare

20.Start a blog together

Blogging is fun,and why not do it together? You can make a free blog on lots of different platforms(like WordPress or blogger). Document your life together or just have fun writing/sharing stuff you both like.

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21.Try a new sport together

22.Go to a thrift store

23.TV-show marathon

24.Write a bucket list

25.Do yard work together

Do your Yard needs some work? Why not do it together! Gardening can be relaxing and very good for bonding. If you are into it as a couple, this could be an interesting date!

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26.Go to the library

27.Visit the local zoo or aquarium

28.Play ping pong

29.Create a time capsule

30.Take a bubble bath together

Get a bath bomb, fill up your bath, light some candles and start your romantic date!

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31.Go window shopping

32.Go out for coffee or dessert

33.Read a book/books to each other

34.Do some geocaching

35.Do yoga together

This can go very sensual or goofy, either way, it will be an unforgettable evening.

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36.Go donate blood together

37.Go ice skating

38.See a local band

39.Colour a coloring book together

40.Try Origami together

Origami is an interesting paper folding art, a very challenging one from my experience. Why not try it together? Get some white paper, find some directions(on youtube or a website), make some snacks and have an amazing evening!

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41.Play badminton in the park

42. Listen to a podcast together

43.Take artsy pictures of each other

44.Do each other’s make up

45.Start learning a new language together

I have a whole post about helpfull recourses that can help you with a new language(Want to learn a New Language?Here are some *Free* resources). This can be a fun project to do together and grow as people at the same time!

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46.Go Stargazing

47.Redecorate together

48.Play Mini-Golf

49.Watch a hockey game

50.Learn a new dance

You can find some cheap lessons in your local community center(some provide the first lesson for free, so you can check out different dance styles and find the right for you), or if you are on a very tight budget then a Youtube dance tutorial video can work just as fine.

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51.Learn About Local History And Visit Some Historical Spots

52.Turn Your Living Room Into A Club

53.Discover a new museum

Most museums are free or at least have some free events you can participate in! Find some near you and get exploring with your significant other.

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Taking Part in the “2020 Diversify Your Reading” Challenge

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Hello, My Darlings! It’s the end of the first month of 2020 and I need a Challenge, because why not…am I right? And why not challenge me for the whole year? So I found this amazing 2020 reading challenge on the monganmoments blog, she has a Facebook group and Instagram for this challenge, basically, the whole package definitely checks it out.   Let’s read what genres we have for the whole year!

2020 Diversify Your Reading Challenge

  • JANUARY: Historical Fiction
  • FEBRUARY: Romance
  • MARCH: Self-Help/How-To
  • APRIL: Young Adult
  • MAY: Science Fiction
  • JUNE: Non-Fiction
  • JULY: Suspense/Thriller
  • AUGUST: Contemporary Fiction
  • SEPTEMBER: True Crime
  • OCTOBER: Fantasy
  • NOVEMBER: Memoir & Autobiography
  • DECEMBER: Mystery

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My plan for this is to read at least 1 book from the genres we have in the specific month and then write a review, but I can only read my  Physical TBR books,If I don’t have any in that genres than I can get an Ebook(those are rules I made for myself)I already have. I can see already that some will totally bring me out of my comfort zone(like non-fiction or Self-Help). Can’t wait! So we are skipping January(because it’s already ending).

So ready for the Challenge!

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We reached 800+ Followers!

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OMG!!! We have reached 800+ followers on this blog. I want to Thank You all SO MUCH for supporting me by Liking, Reading and Following. You all inspire me to be a better person and a blogger. Again Thank you soo much and I really hope we will reach 1000 followers by the end of 2020!Cheers!

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