Sharing some of my favorites-July (2021 edition)

Hello My Darlings!How are you?How’s your summer going?July was A LOT(more about it here). Did some hikes(about one of them you can read here). And now,let’s dive into the post.I haven’t done this for some time but here we go…It’s MY FAVORITES OF THE MONTH TIME.

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L’oreal BB c’est magic cream

I got it from my friend, it was the wrong color match for her(in Latvia you can’t exchange cosmetic products) and she was like-You are super pale, here you go. And if you know me, I always love to try new products. So…I loved this one. It’s not oily and doesn’t break me out. The color is not the best match( I have Light), but in the summer it’s good.

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From Martin Luther’s Wittenberg Theses by Meika Roth-Beka and Klauss Enzikat

This was very interesting. It’s a short story of Martin Luther and his Theses that changed the Christian world. It’s a picture book, but it’s not for children(I would say it’s for ages 12 and up). It would be a good supplement for history lessons.

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Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 1 Review – Dramas Over Flowers

Sisyphus The Myth

I have watched the first 4 episodes,and my mind was blown. It’s so good!Can’t wait to see were the story will go.

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“The Call”-Chill bringing Korean Thriller I loved

About The Movie:

Movie 2020] Call, 콜 - Page 22 - k-dramas & movies - Soompi Forums

The Call (Korean: 콜; RR: Kol), also known as Call, is a 2020 South Korean thriller film directed by Lee Chung-hyun, starring Park Shin-hye and Jeon Jong-seo. Based on the 2011 British and Puerto Rican film The Caller, The Call revolves around Seo-yeon (If you are looking for something mind-bending, intriguing, and unexpected then this is for you! It does explore the question-what of you could stop something awful from happening? Is it worth it?) and Young-sook (Jeon Jong-seo), two women from different times who connect through a phone call which interchanges their fates. The film is originally to be released theatrically but cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. It was released on Netflix globally on November 27, 2020.

MY THOUGHTS 
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Thanks to Netflix I watched this one and I honestly loved it. Park Shin-Hye did an amazing job, I love her so much(she is such a talented actress). The last movie I watch with her as the main protagonist was #ALIVE(and it was amazing).Also, the actress Jeon Jong-seo who played the girl from “past” was super good in her role. Uhhhh it was great,would recommend it for a evening after work watch. Just keep in mind …there are lots of blood and maybe some missing body parts.

4 stars

If you are looking for something mind-bending, intriguing, and unexpected then this is for you! It does explore the question –what if you could stop something awful from happening?Would you stop it and Is it worth it?

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Summer Adventure in “Ceciļu” nature trail

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? This summer I and Boyfriend are having the time of our life traveling all over Latvia. One of the last adventures we had was in Cecilu nature trail near Ieriķi. It was themed by the local legend of a devil and his two wifes’ witches who lived there.

We walked the “short” trail of 2,5 km. And Can say it was hard, because of the heat(it was around 34C ) and mosquitos (thank you God for the spray), but guys…it was sooo beautiful. There was a mini waterfall and a “secret forest house” you needed to find.

To be honest, I wasn’t dressed appropriately(the whole trip was very spontaneous).So the whole hike was in a pencil skirt…at least I looked very cute.

Overall we had a ton of fun and I would totally recommend for you to check it out if you are in Latvia.

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Life Update!-Yes, yes…I’m back writing

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Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? So life was busy(like REALLY BUSY). First of all,I applied for a job in a bookstore, had an interview, and got the job. Parallel to that, it was my boyfriend’s birthday and vacation, so we spend a lot of time together(going hiking and surviving the heat, by the way, a post about it will go up tomorrow). So back to my new job, sadly after my first official workday, my health declined. Yeah,my first and last workday overall was good…just my health didn’t agree with it. That’s basically my June and the start of July in two sentences.

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I watched “I Love Lucy” first season and it was AMAZING!

About the TV-Show

Cbs No GIF by Paramount+ - Find & Share on GIPHYI Love Lucy is an American television sitcom that originally aired on CBS from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning six seasons. The show starred Lucille Ball, 171 I Love Lucy Gifs - Gif Abyssher then real-life husband Desi ArnazVivian Vance, and William Frawley. It followed the life of Lucy Ricardo (Ball), a young middle-class housewife in New York City, who either concocted plans with her best friends Ethel and Fred Mertz (Vance and Frawley) to appear alongside her bandleader husband Ricky Ricardo (Arnaz) in his nightclub, or tried numerous schemes to mingle with, or be a part of show business. New trending GIF tagged eating i love lucy… | Trending GifsAfter the series ended in 1957, a modified version continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials; it ran from 1957 to 1960. It was first known as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.I Love Lucy became the most-watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons, and it was the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings (an accomplishment later matched only by The Andy Griffith Show in 1968 and Seinfeld in 1998).

MY THOUGHTS 

Another vintage Tv Show I am putting on my Favorites List! This is such a classic and I haven’t seen it, being that I’m from Europe. So now Thanks to technology I could watch it and It was amazing. I can totally see why it was (and still is) so popular. It’s easy to watch, funny, and has such a lovable cast. My concern with any old ‘classic” is …How racist and sexist it really is? And I can say it wasn’t that bad(just by watching the first season, can’t comment on the others yet). Yes, it has a big emphasis on the “women place” at home and “men’s place” at the workplace. But taking into the account the year and what was “expected” from people and families in particular at that time,I can’t really criticize. So overall I’m very happy with this TV show, it’s perfect for casual watching when you cook or clean. (And my boyfriend’s parrots love the opening)

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Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell -book review(Spoiler free)

joanna-kosinska-kKfVAvdBsAw-unsplash50542147Owen Pick’s life is falling apart.

In his thirties, a virgin, and living in his aunt’s spare bedroom, he has just been suspended from his job as a geography teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct, which he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel—involuntary celibate—forums, where he meets the charismatic, mysterious, and sinister Bryn.

Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family, headed by mom Cate, a physiotherapist, and dad Roan, a child psychologist. But the Fours family have a bad feeling about their neighbor Owen. He’s a bit creepy and their teenaged daughter swears he followed her home from the train station one night.

Meanwhile, young Saffyre Maddox spent three years as a patient of Roan Fours. Feeling abandoned when their therapy ends, she searches for other ways to maintain her connection with him, following him in the shadows and learning more than she wanted to know about Roan and his family. Then, on Valentine’s night, Saffyre Maddox disappears—and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick.

With evocative, vivid, and unputdownable prose and plenty of disturbing twists and turns, Jewell’s latest thriller is another “haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author)Owen Pick’s life is falling apart.

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The story– 4/5

Setting of the book– 3/5

Smexy Times?– Non or very limited

OVERALL – 3,9/5 STARS

Trigger warning -sexual abuse, child abuse

This was…. unexpected. Everything from the start ,till the end. The writing style was good,we got multiple points of view. I usually hate it ,but in this story, it worked. This book gave an interesting insight and commentary on toxic masculinity and how we see it. I found it unique. The ending….wow , that was…VERY unexpected…like what?! Overall a great book, with an interesting story.

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Syoss Keratin Hair Perfection Shampoo – review

About the product :

Syoss Keratin Shampoo refills the hair structure for a salon-smooth hair feeling with every wash.

  • SYOSS KERATIN SHAMPOO: Refills the hair structure with essential keratin for a salon-smooth feeling with every wash
  • 100% STRUCTURE REPAIR: The professional performance formula with Keratin reinforces the hair structure and repairs existing hair damages
  • FIGHTS HAIR BREAKAGE: Helps to resist hair breakage caused by brushing and styling thanks to the strengthening formula with hair identical Keratin
  • RESTORES THE HAIR FIBER: For stronger, shinier, healthier and salon-smooth hair feeling with every wash

 

My Thoughts :

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Packaging

It’s really bulky, so usually, I just put it in a smaller container for everyday use.

Quality and Scent

This is our 3 bottle of this shampoo, my mom loves it so we always have it in our house. It has a very nice caramel scent ,it’s not overbearing on your hair but you can definitely smell it across the room when someone is having a shower. How I already said my mom loves it , it makes her hair shiny and easy to brush… I, on the other hand, it always makes my hair frizzy. Like REALLY frizzy. Yes it feels healthy and my scalp feels nice…but my hair looks crazy ,don’t know how or why, but that’s how it is for me.

OVERALL

A good family type of shampoo for an affordable price.

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 Pros  
  • Great scent
  • Lots of product in the bottle
  • Great for the whole family
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Not travel friendly
  • Makes my hair frizzy

 

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“Train” pleasantly surprised me -kdrama review(spoiler-free)

About the drama:

for compilation 2-vertA hard-hitting detective who fearlessly dives into his work, Seo Do Won is relentless when it comes to bringing criminals to justice. Willing to take on any case, no matter how hard, Do Won has made a name for himself as a man who gets the job done. But when the woman he loves becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, his world completely changes. Literally.
Mysteriously able to move between parallel universes, Do Won now lives in both worlds as a man who must pay for the sins of his father in one, and as a man forced to live a precarious life because of those sins in the other. As if the duality of his life wasn’t hard enough to deal with, he soon learns that his deceased love may be gone in one world, but she’s very much alive in the other. Vowing to track down her killer in one universe, while simultaneously trying to protect her in the other, Do Won is quick to acknowledge this is not something he can do alone. Seeking the help of his colleagues in both universes, Do Won asks Han Seo Kyung, an honest, yet reserved prosecutor with a big heart in one world, and a cold and emotionless detective in the other, to help him out. Together with Lee Jung Min, a tenacious member of the scientific investigation unit, they’ll do whatever it takes to track down the killer in one world and protect his love in the other. But will their efforts in either universe really be enough?

 

  • Drama: Train
  • Revised romanization: Train
  • Hangul: 트레인
  • Director: Ryu Seung-Jin
  • Writer: Park Ga-Yeon
  • Network: OCN
  • Episodes: 12
  • Release Date: July 11 – August 16, 2020
  • Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 22:30
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea
MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

I don’t know what I expected from this drama…but  I got a totally different thing! Like it was GOOD, truly good. Lots of blood, a fascinating mystery, and a great main hero. The acting was good, sometimes too intense in my opinion but not painfully so…It was still enjoyable. It’s similar to Welcome2Life, so if you liked it you will love this too! 

It’s a real thriller mystery, so if you don’t like those, skip this one!

3,5/5 stars 

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

Okay, this one was weird! We didn’t get a “couple” at all, it was just “I like you/love you” type of situation, but they were never together. Was there chemistry between the actors? Yes, definitely!

HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

I was disappointed, it was an open ending …and If you didn’t know  I don’t like those. That’s why it’s not a 4-star drama.

 
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Nivea Colour Protect mild Shampoo- Review

About the Product:

Nivea Colour Protection Mild Shampoo (250 ml), Gentle Nourishing Shampoo with color care complex hair shampoo for healthy, colored hair

  • Colour protection – The mild Nivea Colour Protection Shampoo nourishes colored hair particularly intensively and protects the hair color for longer color shine.
  • Colour care complex – with every use, the nourishing Nivea shampoo with its color care complex makes dyed hair noticeably supple.
  • pH balance: thanks to its pH-optimised formula, the shampoo is particularly mild on hair and scalp and harmonizes with your natural pH value.
  • Gentle cleansing: the shampoo gently cleanses the scalp. At the same time, it strengthens the hair structure and intensively nourishes for naturally beautiful hair

My Thoughts 

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PACKAGING

Nothing fancy about it, just a simple shampoo bottle. It’s really easy to use, so no complaints there! 

TEXTURE AND QUALITY

Mmmkay, the name says it all, it’s a very mild shampoo. Yes, your hair color will not fade, and yes you will clean your hair…but it’s not a great shampoo if you have very oily skin and need a little bit more to clean your scalp. I think it’s more for people with sensitive scalp and colored hair. Overall a decent shampoo for the money.

OVERALL

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Pros  

  •  Hair color doesn’t fade
  • Makes your hair feel nice and silky
  • Affordable(at least in Latvia)
  • Has a very light scent, not overbearing

Cons

  • Not a lot of product in the packaging

 

 

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Oriflame LOVE NATURE Purifying Face Oil with Organic Tea Tree & Lime- First Impression

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:

ExternalImageInfused with lush organic antibacterial Tea Tree essential oil and super ingredient Lime, together with salicylic acid, Love Nature Tea Tree & Lime Purifying Oil targets blemishes by helping to purify and soothe the affected area while working to tone and tighten pores.

Fresh on application, with a wonderfully light after-feel and an uplifting floral-citrus scent, the formulation is also paraben-free and dermatologically tested

 

My Thoughts 

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I love products from this range, the Scrub/Mask, and the face wash is phenomenal so I was so excited when my friend Alina gave this one as an early Name day gift. I have tried this just two times now, so of course, my thoughts can change with time and use, but right now I have very mixed feelingsI tried to put on my pimples(like you are supposed to)  and guys…it made everything worse, my face HATED it, but putting one/two drops in my moisturizer before applying, my face liked it more. So will see how my face like it, after a month will do a deep review of this oil.

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